An experienced doctor who felt a mother’s breasts in front of her son after complaining of a sore throat has been fired.
dr. Colin Wilson, a 35-year-old GP and former medical adviser to the RNLI, put his hand under the woman’s T-shirt and cupped both breasts “without warning” during an appointment at a medical practice in Oban, Scotland, a tribunal has found. found it.
The doctor also grabbed his penis over his pants and became ‘sexually aroused’ during the examination in his doctor’s office.
Wilson, who was a partner at the Lorn Medical Center, has been removed from the medical register by an Physician Tribunal.
Colin Wilson has been removed from the medical register after he was found to have abused his professional position as a general practitioner for sexual satisfaction during an appointment at a medical practice in Lorn, Scotland, in December 2017
During the hearing, it was said that in December 2017 the woman went to the doctor’s office with her three-year-old son because he was showing symptoms of coughing in the chest and shortness of breath.
The mother, known only as “Patient A” for legal reasons, was also examined for a sore throat and swollen glands.
However, she felt “vulnerable and confused” when the veteran doctor suddenly groped her, the tribunal heard.
During the hearing, the patient said, “His whole hand covered or gripped my entire left breast. His hand was over my bra.
‘He completely cupped me’ [right] chest and his fingers were on top of the bra as I could feel his fingers on my skin.
The Lorn Medical Center in Scotland, where Wilson had sexually assaulted a mother in front of her three-year-old son in his doctor’s office
“It was literally just a grab and then he took his hand out of my clothes… what made a lasting impression was that a man’s hand was on me.”
The hearing was also told that Wilson was “jovial” before the incident but then “wouldn’t use eye contact” and spoke in broken sentences after groping the woman.
She witnessed Wilson ‘fit’ his groin area over his pants.
Patient A left the general practice with an ‘uncomfortable and anxious’ feeling and immediately reported her partner to the police.
Wilson claimed he was doing a breast exam, but a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service hearing ruled he was not as Patient A had not complained of coughing.
The tribunal’s president, Nathan Moxon, said: ‘The tribunal was satisfied that there was compelling and compelling evidence that Dr. Wilson, without permission, put his hand on the tip of patient A when there was no clinical reason to do so. to do.
“He grabbed both breasts during activities that could not be described as an adequate medical examination. Then he briefly touched his penis through his pants and presented himself as nervous.
“The tribunal was therefore convinced … that his actions, namely cupping her breasts and then touching his own penis, were sexually motivated.
“Patient A gave clear and consistent evidence that Dr. Wilson adjusted the front of his pants immediately after touching her.
“Although she stated that he did not have an erection, the tribunal was convinced that he had adjusted his crotch because he was either sexually aroused, although not necessarily erect, or for brief sexual gratification.”
The University of Glasgow, where Dr Wilson graduated in 1978 before joining Lorn Medical Center seven years later. Colleagues said they were ‘shocked and surprised’ when they were made aware of the allegations against the veteran GP
The chairman added that Wilson’s conduct was “a significant breach of professional standards” and that he had “abused” his professional position as a general practitioner.
A police investigation into the incident was halted and Wilson returned to work, but then retired in 2020.
He also withdrew from the RNLI after 30 years of volunteering.
Colleagues at the doctor’s office said they were “shocked and surprised” when the allegations first emerged.
The tribunal heard: “Female colleagues, staff and patients testified to his appropriate behavior towards women. They said they had been alone with him and that he had done nothing wrong.
Witnesses stated that he did not exhibit any sexist behavior or attitude and were shocked and surprised by the accusation.
“The wide range of character data describes a man’s exemplary behavior both within his medical career and beyond, for example in his role as a medical advisor to the RNLI.”
dr. Wilson graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1978 before joining Lorn Medical Center in 1985.