A pervert pretended to be a doctor so he could sexually assault a heavily pregnant woman while she was in hospital.
Gregory Boyle, 58, posed as a cardiologist and gave the woman in her 20s an ‘intimate examination’ at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley, London before he was discovered by concerned nurses.
Scotland Yard fears Boyle could have more victims who did not know about his sick lies and have urged anyone who recognises him to come forward.
Today he was jailed for six years and four months at Croydon Crown Court for assault by penetration and sexual assault.
Prior to the predatory attack on the woman in October 2015, the partner of the victim had spoken to Boyle through his work.
The partner told Boyle of his concerns about the victim’s health as she was having heart issues during her pregnancy.
Boyle falsely said he was a cardiologist and offered to assess the victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, as a second opinion free of charge.
When the victim was admitted to hospital, her partner decided to take Boyle up on this offer.
When he arrived at the Princess Royal University Hospital, Boyle introduced himself to the victim as a doctor, and, on the pretext of performing a medical examination, touched intimate parts of her body.
Immediately after this a nurse walked in to find Boyle with the victim and questioned his presence on the ward.
Doubting his continued claims to be a private doctor, staff checked the General Medical Council register and could not find him listed, and so called police.
Boyle was arrested at the hospital and was charged with assault by penetration and sexual assault in September 2016. He pleaded guilty in March 2018.
It has taken more than 900 days from the date of the offence for him to be jailed.
Detective Constable Paul Hill, from the child abuse and sexual offences command at the Metropolitan Police, said: “Boyle targeted a vulnerable, heavily pregnant woman who was concerned for her health.
“He actively sought to deceive the victim, her family and the medical staff at the PRUH, giving the impression that he was a doctor.
“I would like thank the victim in this case and acknowledge her courage throughout this investigation.
“Thankfully this type of offending is rare, but should anyone recognise Boyle or believe they have been a victim at his hands, please contact the Metropolitan Police.”
The Princess Royal University Hospital has been approached for comment.