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GP convicted by jury of drugging and attacking women

14 December 2007

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A GP has been convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting two women he met through an online marriage bureau.

Anil Tangotra, who had a practice in Plaistow, east London, got in touch with a mature student over the internet and invited her to London in April last year.

After getting her back to his home in Ilford, he gave her a drink she feared may have been spiked, and then raped her after she became inexplicably tired.

Tangotra, who is known to have met a number of other women through the agency, then targeted a teacher just over a year later.

She told Snaresbrook Crown Court he plied her with what she thought was orange juice and sexually assaulted her, but she managed to flee before he could rape her, and notified the police.

Judge William Kennedy told him: “If I were to sentence you now, I would send you to prison for years and years in double digits as I am so concerned about what I have seen and heard about you.

“But I won’t do that. I want to know the extent you pose as a continuing danger to the public so I can determine whether an indeterminate sentence for public protection is required.”

The 53-year-old GP is currently serving an 18-month suspension by the General Medical Council (GMC), but now faces being struck off.

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