GP, 48, jailed for six years for raping teenager and sexually assaulting another woman still denies his guilt, tribunal hears
- Khalid Jamal, 48, pretended to be in his twenties to meet younger women online
- He has denied his guilt after being jailed for raping a teenager in 2018
- The doctor was jailed for six years but says he will always maintain innocence
- He claimed he had been a victim of a miscarriage of justice and blackmail
A GP has denied his guilt two years after he was jailed for raping a teenager and sexually assaulting another woman, a tribunal has heard.
Khalid Jamal, 48, said he would maintain his innocence for the rest of his life before accusing one of his victims of blackmailing him.
The doctor, who worked in Glasgow, claimed he was in his twenties when he met his victims on a dating website. He attacked them at his home after inviting them to look at pet fish in his bedroom.
Appearing before a hearing of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS), Jamal claimed he had been a victim of a miscarriage of justice.
Khalid Jamal (pictured), 48, said he would maintain his innocence for the rest of his life before accusing one of his victims of blackmailing him
He called several witnesses to give statements about his good character including fellow doctors and a woman he had once dated.
The doctor also claimed to have a text message from one of his victims showing that she wanted to ruin his career and complained that ‘this person is walking free’.
However during today’s hearing, the MPTS was told a jury had found him guilty of two charges of sexual assault and one of rape in May 2018 following a trial at the High Court in Glasgow.
The panel were given details of the harrowing testimony given to the court by Jamal’s two victims.
They found Jamal’s fitness to practice is impaired and will make a decision on whether to strike him off the medical register next month.
William Hoskins, the MPTS tribunal chairman, said: ‘Dr Jamal continues to maintain that there was a miscarriage of justice and that he has been wrongly convicted.
‘The tribunal bore in mind that Dr Jamal is still serving a custodial sentence for serious sexual offences, including one count of rape.
The High Court of Justiciary – Scotland’s supreme criminal court. The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service was told a jury had found him guilty of two charges of sexual assault and one of rape in May 2018 following a trial at the High Court in Glasgow
‘The tribunal cannot go behind the court’s decision and has already taken the Certificate of conviction to be conclusive proof of Dr Jamal’s conviction.
‘Dr Jamal was dishonest on his dating profile by misrepresenting his age so he could meet younger, less experienced women, one of whom was still a teenager at the time. He later went on to commit two counts of sexual assault and one count of rape.
‘The tribunal considered that he has not acted with integrity nor justified the trust the public places in the profession. He has breached fundamental tenets of the profession, and fellow practitioners would consider his conduct to be deplorable.
‘The tribunal had no doubt that Dr Jamal’s convictions have brought the medical profession into disrepute.’
Jamal’s first victim, who was aged 22, had been out with him on a number of occasions. On Christmas Eve 2013, he attacked her in his flat in Glasgow after she refused to have sex.
Jamal raped his second victim, then aged 19, at his ‘cabin’ in Balloch, Dunbartonshire, between April and May 2016.
His lawyer told the court he had been lonely since coming to Scotland from India and had used the internet to meet people.
Sentencing him to six years in prison in June 2018, Judge Johanna Johnston told him: ‘You subjected both of your victims to sexual assaults and raped one of them.
‘You met them through the internet and told them you were in your twenties. Each young woman has been profoundly affected by your behaviour.’
Jamal lost an appeal against his convictions last year. During a hearing in November he asked for a delay of six to eight months so he could focus on meeting his earliest release date of May 21 next year, before going on to complain he had been moved cell five times, did not have enough privacy to prepare his case and was scared of being attacked by other prisoners.
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