UK: Indian-origin doctor Manish Shah charged with 118 sexual offences
An Indian-origin doctor in London, United Kingdom was on Wednesday charged with a total 118 sexual offences. The man has been identified by the London Metropolitan Police as 47-year-old Manish Shah from Brunel Close, Romford in east London.
The charges against him include one count of sexual assault on a child under age of 13 years. According to a press release by the Metropolitan Police, the other allegations against him include 65 counts of assault by penetration and 52 counts of other sexual assaults.
According to the BBC, Dr Manish Shah has been released on bail and is scheduled to appear in court on August 31 at Barkingside Magistrates Court in London.
“Manish Shah has been charged with 65 assaults by penetration, contrary to Section 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, 52 sexual assaults, contrary to Section 3 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and 1 sexual assault on a child under 13 years, contrary to Section 7 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003,” the Met Police said in a statement today.
“The NHS (National Health Service) has a dedicated number for any individuals who may have concerns or questions. They can be contacted on 0800 011 4253,” the Met Police said.
The offences are alleged to have occurred between June 2004 and July 2013 and relate to 54 victims.
The charges announced today follow a long-running investigation into Shah, who has been bailed several times after first being arrested in 2013.
-With PTI inputs