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Prosecutors probe voyeur gynaecologist

The Local · 25 Jul 2012, 07:39

Published: 25 Jul 2012 07:39 GMT+02:00

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Nine women have pressed charges against the 41-year-old doctor, who is under "suspicion of violating a highly personal sphere of life with captured images," public prosecutor Henner Kruse in the western city of Dortmund said.

The charge is frequently called the "paparazzi paragraph" under German law.

Investigators suspect at least three other women fell victim to the gynaecologist's hidden cameras, which he is believed to have attached to a wristwatch and a ballpoint pen.

He allegedly deployed them during examinations, based on a preliminary look at images on dozens of CDs and DVDs as well the computer at his practice.

"There is a heap of data storage devices" to examine, Kruse said, adding that it would probably take until September to sort through all the images.

The nine women who have pressed charges identified themselves in pictures and videos dating from three days in October 2010 and April 2012. Police contacted the women based on appointment records found at the doctor's office.

In April it emerged that another German gynaecologist was under investigation for allegedly keeping a stash of 35,000 photographs and several videos of naked patients.

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Medical assistants alerted the authorities to the collection of images kept by the doctor from Schifferstadt near Frankfurt in western Germany showing around 1,850 women, which was discovered in September 2011.


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10:33 July 25, 2012 by William Thirteen
'There is a heap of data storage devices' to examine, Kruse said, adding that it would probably take until September to sort through all the images.'

indeed. one must examine the evidence very, very carefully.
11:00 July 25, 2012 by Floriansamsel
This is so sad - shame on you, doctor(s) - and probably a reason why many women just don't want to call on male gynaecologists.
11:08 July 25, 2012 by michael4096
It's a strange world. I would think that those images would be the last thing he wants to look at after work
14:12 July 25, 2012 by mos101392

I agree with you!

I think if I were a cook, the last thing I would want to do when I get home after work is cook.
14:28 July 25, 2012 by Berlin fuer alles
What a W##ker. Should be exposed himself and barred for life from practicing.
15:34 July 25, 2012 by catjones
In later news, the man was found guilty in a german court and after examining all the evidence, the judge reprimanded him saying 'no real damage was done.'
16:11 July 25, 2012 by zeddriver

Unfortunately, I fear that you are correct.

Does the doctor not have an internet connection. I'm sure he could find lots of women's naughty bits to look at there. Or turn on the T.V.
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