Married Sheffield doctor groped female patients

Dr Shrivas Kini, leaving Leeds Crown Court.
Dr Shrivas Kini, leaving Leeds Crown Court.
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A MARRIED doctor from Sheffield has been jailed for four years after being convicted of groping two patients at his laser treatment clinic.

Shamed Shrivas Kini, aged 62, of Grange Croft, Sharrow, was found guilty of assaulting one woman after lasering her bikini line, and of sexually assaulting another while she was topless.

One woman shouted, ‘I hope you rot’, as he was taken to the cells at the end of his week-long trial.

A judge told Kini, who was a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, he had abused the trust placed in him.

One of Kini’s victims complained to the police after undergoing a laser hair removal procedure at his clinic in Leeds in November 2010.

The victim said Kini had become increasingly tactile over the course of five appointments and assaulted her while applying cream after a hair removal treatment.

He rubbed the cream into her body without wearing gloves, talking about massage treatments.

The victim said Kini then started to touch her inappropriately for a few minutes.

She said: “I froze, I covered my face. I let him do that to me. I have got to live with that for the rest of my life.”

The court heard he hugged and kissed his other victim while she was still undressed following laser treatment on her breasts in 2006.

Jailing Kini for assault and sexual assault, Judge James Spencer told him: “Throughout your professional life you have been a doctor.

“You have children, you are a married man and you have enjoyed the status and trust of a doctor. It is a significant trust, and you abused that trust. It was disgraceful behaviour but, more than that, it was criminal behaviour.”

Richard Reed, for Kini, said: “All the evidence we have heard is he is a very competent practitioner.”

But the judge told Kini: “You may be the best doctor in the world but you had no right to do what you did and you will be punished for it.”

Kini qualified as a doctor in India in 1976 and worked in A&E departments before becoming a GP.