18-Aug-2017

Doctor from Romford charged with 118 sexual offences

LONDON Aug 3: A doctor from east London has been charged with more than 100 sexual offences including abusing a child, after a major investigation by Scotland Yard detectives.
 
Sanish Jhah (name changed) is accused with a total of 118 counts of assault, the Metropolitan Police said.
His charges include 65 counts of assault by penetration contrary to Section 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
 
He is also accused of 52 counts of sexual assault contrary to section 3 of the Act.
 
The 47-year-old is also charged with one count of sexual assault on a child under 13, contrary to section 7 of the Act, a police statement said last night (WED).
 
Detectives from the complex case unit of Scotland Yard’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are understood to have launched an investigation after allegations of sexual assault were reported in 2013.
 
The offences were alleged to have occurred in East London between June 2004 and July 2013 and are understood to relate to 54 separate victims.
 
After being charged, Sanish Jhah, of Brunel Close in Romford, was bailed to appear at Barkingside Magistrates' Court on Thursday August 31.
 
The NHS has set up a dedicated hotline for people who may be concerned about the investigation, police said.