Doctor struck off after secretly filming nearly 100 videos of himself having sex with spy camera hidden in glasses
A DOCTOR has been struck off after secretly filming nearly 100 videos of himself having sex with a camera hidden in his glasses.
Dr Jomo Mathurine, 50, recorded unsuspecting women – including his 19 year old student nurse girlfriend – by installing covert cameras in a number of different devices.
The "highly regarded" gynaecologist was branded a “predator” at a disciplinary tribunal after it was heard he made 15 images and 96 videos.
Mathurine did “significant planning” to set up cameras in his glasses and hidden in a key fob so he could secretly film the young nurse named as “Mrs A” at her student accommodation during their two year sexual relationship.
Without her 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 discovered the recordings, he “abused” his position of power by threatening to “take down” the junior nurse.
Mathurine, who also worked in private medicine, was based at East Surrey Hospital in Redhill and Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, Berks, but has now been struck off.
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.
"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.”
He added while the student "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.
He continued: “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' suggestions that his motivation was not sexual.
The dad-of-two was previously jailed for 14 months at Reading Crown Court, and placed on the Sexual Offenders’ Register.
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