Court told GP thought he was un­touch­able

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A GP squeezed a pa­tient’s breasts in a “re­ally im­ma­ture Benny Hill way” as though they were “a cou­ple of mel­ons”, it’s claimed.

Alan Tutin, 70, car­ried out sex­ual as­saults on 25 pa­tients be­tween 1980 and late 2004, the Old Bai­ley heard.

One of them was asked to take her top off by Tutin on at least two oc­ca­sions when she was in her early twen­ties, be­tween 1996 and 1999, ju­rors were told.

Prose­cu­tor Sally O’Neill, QC, said: “She is not now sure whether she also re­moved her bra but she does re­call that he then touched her breasts with both hands, fondling and squeez­ing them in what she de­scribed as a re­ally im­ma­ture ‘Benny Hill’ way, as though he was feel­ing a cou­ple of mel­ons.”

Tutin was us­ing both hands si­mul­ta­ne­ously and gave no ex­pla­na­tion for the ex­am­i­na­tion, it was said.

The al­leged vic­tim be­lieved there may have been at least two other times when he did the same at the Mer­row Park Prac­tice in Guild­ford, Sur­rey, be­fore she changed doc­tors.

She re­ported it to the po­lice in 1999 after read­ing lo­cal press re­ports and again in 2014. Ear­lier the court had been told the GP be­lieved that he was “un­touch­able” thanks to his sta­tus in the com­mu­nity.

Dr Tutin car­ried out “en­tirely un­nec­es­sary” and in­ap­pro­pri­ate ex­am­i­na­tions of vic­tims’ breasts and in­ti­mate ar­eas for his sex­ual plea­sure, in­clud­ing one on a girl as young a nine, it is claimed.

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