An eminent consultant neurosurgeon has been jailed for 16 years for sexually assaulting six female patients during intimate medical examinations.
Hamid, 51, performed inappropriate intimate examinations, at times removing patient’s clothing himself and making sexual remarks during the assaults, Birmingham crown court was told.
Jurors heard he performed intimate and prolonged examinations on women, often without gloves, which were found to be medically unjustifiable. They had come to him for back and neck problems.
Hamid, from Moseley, Birmingham, denied sexual offences against women aged from their early 20s to their mid-60s while he worked at the Queen Elizabeth and Priory hospitals in the city. He was found guilty of offences relating to six women aged 24-47. He was cleared of charges relating to four other women.
Hamid was found guilty of nine sexual assaults against six women, which took place between 2012 and 2013.
At a hearing at Birmingham Crown Court Judge Patrick Thomas QC told the neurosurgeon he was the most intelligent man he had ever seen in the dock of a criminal court but that he had been brought low by lust.
Among Hamid’s victims was a woman in her mid-20s whose complaint led to the neurosurgeon’s arrest and him being charged in November last year.
This then triggered a sequence of events that led to other victims coming forward to report assaults at the hands of Hamid. When he was arrested Hamid claimed his intimate examinations were medically justified but a subsequent investigation found this was not the case.
The patient, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told jurors she felt frozen to the spot as she was subjected to an assault at the private Priory Hospital in Birmingham last year. She has since been praised for her bravery in exposing the abuse of trust by Hamid.
The other charges relate to four women who attended hospital for a variety of complaints between January and September 2012.