A UK-based Indian-origin doctor, Dr Manish Shah has been formally charged with over 100 sex crimes by the Scotland Yard, including one involving a 13-year-old girl.
According to the London Metropolitan Police, Dr Manish Shah, from Brunel Close in Romford area, allegedly assaulted around 118 different victims at his practice in Havering in east London between June 2004 to June 2013. He is accused of several counts of assault by penetration and allegations of sexual assault. The doctor is also charged with one count of sexual assault on a child under the age of 13. The charge of sexually assaulting the minor will be prosecuted separately.
"Manish Shah has been charged with 65 assaults by penetration, contrary to Section 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, 52 sexual assault, 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. "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 added.
Shah is currently out on bail and is due to appear on August 31 at Barkingside Magistrates' Court in London. The charges announced today follow a long-running investigation into Shah, who has been bailed several times after first being arrested in 2013. He is slated to appear on bail on August 31 at the Barkingside Magistrates' Court.