Thursday, 21 Jan 2021

Gynaecologist struck off after filming sex acts with hidden camera in glasses

A gynaecologist ‘held in high regard’ has been struck off after he secretly filmed his sexual encounters with a camera hidden in his glasses.

Dr Jomo Mathurine, who was a senior clinician for the NHS, recorded unsuspecting women by installing covert cameras in his glasses and a key fob.

The obstetrics and gynaecology consultant, aged 50, was called a ‘predator’ at a disciplinary tribunal after it was heard he made 15 images and 96 videos through ‘significant planning’.

He used the devices to film his 19-year-old student midwife girlfriend, only called ‘Ms A’, at her student accommodation during their two-year relationship.

At a Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal, Tim Grey, on behalf of the General Medical Council, said Mathurine posed a ‘danger and risk of repeating his behaviour’.

Tribunal chair Simon Bond said: ‘Mr Grey submitted that Dr Mathurine had engaged in predatory manipulative actions…

‘The tribunal was particularly concerned that until such time as the underlying behavioural and psychological issues highlighted… have been addressed, there would always remain a not insignificant risk of repetition.’

Without his girlfriend’s knowledge, he recorded 26 ‘extremely graphic’ clips of her genitals and the tribunal heard he also filmed other women during sex acts.

When the student midwife discovered the recordings, he ‘abused’ his position of power by threatening to ‘take her down’.

Mr Bond added: ‘Mr Grey submitted that Dr Mathurine’s behaviour had caused serious harm to Ms A and to her career, the psychological impact on her was grave, resulting in her return to Northern Ireland to recuperate.

‘Mr Grey stated that although Ms A was not a patient of Dr Mathurine’s, she was vulnerable due to the abuse of Dr Mathurine’s position of trust; the power imbalance; the age difference of 26 years; and Dr Mathurine’s threats to her career.

‘Mr Grey submitted that although Dr Mathurine had not pursued a relationship with a patient, he had abused his professional position in pursuit of an improper relationship with Ms A and, although at the outset it was consensual, power had played a major part in their relationship.’

It was heard Mathurine made ‘implausible’ claims his motivation was not sexual.

Mathurine, who also worked in private medicine, was based at East Surrey Hospital in Redhill and Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, but has now been struck off.

The father of two from Milton Keynes was previously jailed for 14 months at Reading Crown Court and placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register.

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