An Indian-origin physician was on Wednesday sentenced to 4 years of imprisonment by a Scottish courtroom after being discovered responsible by jurors of significant sexual assault in opposition to a lady over three years in the past.
Manesh Gill, 39, was convicted on the High Court in Edinburgh final month and sentenced on the similar courtroom for what Scottish police described as “horrific behaviour” this week. The courtroom heard how the married normal practitioner (GP) posed as “Mike” on the web courting app Tinder and organized to fulfill the sufferer at a resort in Stirling, the place the assault happened in December 2018.
“The conviction and sentencing of Gill sends a clear message to anyone found guilty of sexual offences, you will be brought to justice,” stated Detective Inspector Forbes Wilson of the Public Protection Unit of Police Scotland.
“Gill must now face the consequences for his horrific behaviour. The victim has shown tremendous bravery in coming forward and telling her story and I would like to thank her for her assistance during our investigation. I hope today’s outcome will give her some form of closure,” Wilson stated.
“We stay dedicated to tackling sexual abuse, now we have specifically educated officers and work with companions to supply assist to victims. I’d encourage anybody to report sexual abuse in any type, as all reviews shall be completely investigated,” he added.
During proof on the trial earlier this 12 months, the lady – stated to be a pupil nurse – described how her physique “shut down” as she was sexually assaulted.
Gill, a father of three primarily based in Edinburgh, had claimed the intercourse was consensual. The jury convicted him for committing a intercourse crime when the sufferer was incapable of giving or withholding consent. He has additionally been added to the Sex Offenders’ Register for monitoring his conduct.