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Former Havant GP jailed for sexual assaults on patients.

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Mohan Babu, 47, from Emsworth was jailed at Portsmouth Crown Court on 12 April 2024 for three and a half years after being found guilty in January 2024 of four offences of sexual assault against three women.

Babu carried out the assaults between September 2019 and July 2021, whilst working as a GP in the Havant area.  All the women were patients of his and receiving medical treatment at the time.   In addition, Babu was found not guilty of three counts of sexual assault against another two women, one of whom was terminally ill and has since died.

Havant District Inspector Neal Harvey said: “Today’s sentence sends a clear message that Mohan Babu’s behaviour was thoroughly inappropriate. He targeted women who were seeking medical support and were clearly vulnerable as they were seeking help from him. He assaulted them whilst undertaking medical examinations. Our thorough investigation demonstrated an utter disregard for the position of trust he was in with his patients.

“I’m pleased that this sentence will finally provide some closure to his victims. I’d like to commend their bravery for coming forward and I hope this case encourages others to speak out and seek support if they have been victims of sexual assault.

“We take all allegations of rape and sexual assault extremely seriously and have specially trained teams that can investigate these kinds of offences and provide support to victims. If you have experienced these kinds of offences, it is our promise to you that you will be heard and listened to, and your report will be believed. We are determined to put victims first and relentlessly pursue offenders, especially when investigating these kinds of cases”

We recognise that not everyone has the confidence to talk to the police about what they have experienced. Please be reassured that there are other services available that can offer you specialist support to help you deal with the impact of abuse.”

David Hawkins, a specialist in sexual abuse compensation law at Biscoes Solicitors said “Babu has rightly been jailed for his appalling betrayal of his patients’ trust.  The people who all came forward independently of each other showed real bravery in seeing him convicted.  If anyone has been affected by this individual’s crimes I would encourage them to speak to the Police where they will be listened to.  You can contact Hampshire Constabulary here:  or alternatively if you wanted to speak to us about your legal rights you can speak to our highly experienced team at Biscoes in complete confidence at with no obligation.