Sex maniac ‘doc’ who calls victims on the loose
KUALA TERENGGANU: A sex maniac, claiming to be a doctor, is on the loose, instructing women to check their breasts and private parts over the phone.
The Health Department is hot on the heels of the imposter, who made the calls to three pregnant women in Besut, giving them false instructions.
The suspect who introduced himself as “Dr Abu Bakar”, claimed to be an obstetrician and gynaecologist from the Besut Hospital, duped the staff at the Besut health clinic into revealing the identities of several patients who underwent regular medical check-ups.
State Health director Dr Mohammad Omar yesterday said the bogus doctor told the staff that he was conducting a medical research on pregnant women and that he was a specialist from the Besut Hospital.
“Using the information, the bogus doctor started calling his victims and told them that he was conducting a research and required their cooperation to enable him to complete it.
“The victims trusted the doctor because he reproduced correct details about their identities and medical records.
“The unsuspecting victims cooperated and did what the bogus doctors asked, including fondling their breasts.
“This harassment was made on July 15 this year.
“We found out that the bogus doctor had obtained personal records of 12 women who are all pregnant from the Maternal and Child division of the Besut health clinic,” he added.
Dr Mohammad said the clinic staff then suspected that something was amiss and contacted the Besut Hospital to verify the specialist named “Dr Abu Bakar” and was told that there was no such person.
“A staff nurse who was tricked by the bogus doctor lodged a report at the Besut police station on July 18.
“The staff at the clinic also made calls to all 12 women to warn them not to entertain calls from the bogus doctor.
“But they found out that three women had already become victims.
“We also found out that the suspect’s mobile phone had been disconnected.
“We hope all our patients who have fallen victim to the bogus doctor will contact the department and lodge police reports,” he said, adding that similar incidents had occurred in 2010 and in 2013.
“We are not sure if the bogus doctor is the same person, but the modus operandi looked similar,” he added.