A FAMILY doctor who filmed himself sexually abusing female patients with his James Bond-style wristwatch has had his sentence cut from 12 to 10 years on appeal.
Dr Davinder Jeet Bains's original sentence was quashed by Lord Thomas, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Mr Justice Sweeney and Mr Justice Nicol at a hearing at Canterbury Crown Court today.
Bains used a secret camera hidden inside his watch to assault more than two dozen women at Tinkers Lane Surgery in Royal Wootton Bassett, where he was a trusted GP.
At his appeal hearing today, Lord Thomas told the court that although Bains' behaviour had been a "gross breach of trust" the original sentence imposed by Judge Douglas Field for 13 offences of assault by penetration would be reduced to eight years after taking into account that the "penetration had been minimal and brief" and that there had been "no violence".
He also resentenced Bains, 47, for 11 sexual assaults and 13 counts of voyeurism, to run concurrently to the eight-year sentence, and added a further two years of imprisonment for two counts of sexual activity with a child, bringing the total sentence to 10 years.