Bawtry Doctor Jailed For Patient Sex Assaults

9 July 2014, 17:44 | Updated: 9 July 2014, 17:47

A former doctor has been jailed for nearly 12 years for sexually assaulting nine patients over three decades in Bawtry.

62 year old Andrew Johnson was found guilty of 15 offences of indecent assault and sexual assault following a seven-week trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

The offences were committed against women and girls aged as young as 14-years-old between 1979 and 2006.

They took place at the surgery where he was based as a GP in Station Road, Bawtry and Main Street, Blyth, Nottinghamshire.

He was jailed for five years for those offences in April but had his sentence increased to nine years at the Court of Appeal in London in June.

Reporting of the outcome of that case was banned as Johnson faced a further charge of historical sexual abuse.

Johnson sexually abused a teenage girl, who was not a patient at his surgery, over a three-year period between 1990 and 1993.

The victim was aged between 14 and 16-years-old when the abuse took place.

He was also added to the Sex Offenders' Register for life.

The police investigation into Johnson began in 2010 when a female patient reported she had been sexually assaulted by him in the past.