in Front of the judge, the man had admitted to having filmed several of his patients, but had categorically denied the rape.
A former doctor accused of raping 37 patients and filmed some of his consultations without their knowledge has been referred to the 23 December before the assize court of the Cher, according to an announcement made this Friday by the prosecutor’s office of Bourges.
The doctor Money-sur-Sauldre (Cher), aged 67 years, was indicted in December 2014 for rape by a person abusing the authority conferred on him by his functions, and as a violation of the intimacy of private life by setting the image of a person without that person’s consent. Some of his victims were underage at the time of the facts. He had been released and placed under judicial control in June 2015.
Two patients, including an 18-year-old, had initially filed a complaint in late 2014, claiming that the practitioner had been subjected to penetrations of digital. Video showing a dozen of the victims had then been seized by investigators. After an appeal by the judge, other 35 patients had filed a complaint for acts allegedly committed between 2005 and 2014.
Before the judge of freedoms and detention, the man had admitted having filmed some women but denied the rape. For him, it was of medical practices conventional in the course of gynecological examinations that practice sometimes general practitioners, in particular in the countryside.