Swanley practitioner took photos for “training purposes”
A disgusting doctor who sexuallly assaulted his patients and took initmate photographs of children will be sent to prison.
Dr Barend Delport, 55, of Eynsford Rise, Eynsford has pleaded guilty to 26 offences including four counts of sexual assaults on adults, three sexual assaults on children, and twelve offences of taking indecent images of children.
In May 2012, the mother of a patient contacted police after she became concerned about the treatment that Dr Delport had provided at The Oaks surgery in Swanley.
Delport had taken intimate photos of the patient, who had visited him complaining of a stomach ache. Senior health practitioners were consulted and agreed that the images would serve no clinical purpose.
Delport was arrested and a search warrant was executed at his home where more than 500,000 images were found on his computer. These included indecent images he had downloaded from the internet as well as images that he had taken during medical examinations of both adults and children at the surgery. The indecent images of children ranged from levels one to five.
Detectives also seized a number of photographic consent forms where patients had consented to photos being taken during the course of examinations after Delport explained that they would be used for “training purposes” or because the case was “the worst he had ever seen”.
After a comprehensive investigation was coordinated by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate and NHS England’s Kent and Medway team where the group wrote to former and current patients to see if they had concerns, Delport was finally charged.
Appearing before Maidstone Crown Court on August 2, Barend Delport pleaded guilty to 26 offences. He will remain in custody and will be sentenced on September 9.
Det Chf Insp David Chewter fsaid: “Barend Delport’s behaviour was an appalling and gross breach of the trust that patients, some of whom were vulnerable, had placed in him as a general practitioner.
“Delport didn’t discriminate when it came to his victims, who were of all ages. As our investigation progressed we identified more victims who had been concerned about his treatment, but had not reported it, and I am pleased we were able to identify them so they could be reassured that their concerns were justified.”
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