Psychiatrist found guilty
of sexual assault
A psychiatrist has been found guilty of one count of sexual
assault on a female patient.
Dr Harmadan Singh, 67 of Stevenage Road, Hitchin, was found
guilty following a seven day trial at St Albans Crown court which
concluded today (March 13th).
The court heard how Dr Singh asked his victim personal questions
before getting her to remove clothing and inappropriately touching
Detective Constable Liz Heath from the Sexual Offences
Investigation Team, based at Headquarters in Welwyn Garden City,
said: “Dr Singh was a man in a position of trust who preyed on a
vulnerable victim under his care. Today’s result indicates how
seriously the courts take this type of crime and how Hertfordshire
Constabulary will work tirelessly to ensure justice for the victims
of sexual assaults and abuse.”
“We hope that today’s verdict will allow the victim some
closure. I would urge anyone who believes they have been sexually
assaulted or abused to come forward and speak to police on
Harmadan Singh was given an 18 month suspended sentence and has
been made the subject of an order which will prevent him from
working as a psychiatrist and if any counselling is administered he
must do so under supervision.
He was also ordered to pay £3,500 in court costs and ordered to
pay £1,500 in compensation to his victim.