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George Doodnaught sentenced to 10 years in prison

Former anesthesiologist from North York General hospital was sentenced Tuesday to ten years in prison after being found guilty of sexually assaulting 21 women over four years, ending in 2010...

Tuesday morning was Dr. George Doodnaught's last day as a free man.

The anesthesiologist from North York General hospital was sentenced Tuesday to ten years in prison after being found guilty of sexually assaulting 21 women over four years, ending in 2010.

All of the assaults except one occurred at North York General, starting in 2006.

A judge found Doodnaught guilty on all 21 counts in November.

His victims reported being fondled and kissed while under conscious sedation and reported that Doodnaught performed other sexual acts on them during surgery.

During his trial, which lasted through much of 2013, he was called a sexual opportunist by the Crown.

The defence had asked for Doodnaught to received an 8-10 year sentence while the Crown requested 15 years.

Doodnaught had over 25 years experience at North York General Hospital.

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  1. Frankie posted on 02/25/2014 10:47 AM
    10 years in Canada translates to about 3 years if he behaves, hardly a severe punishment. How about 1 year for each victim to be served consecutively with no time off for good behaviour, that'd be 21 years?

    Like Charles Smith, the pathologist who didn't have his license revoked, they probably won't revoke his license so he can go off to another jurisdiction to practice and potentially assault more victims.
  2. john posted on 02/25/2014 10:58 AM
    so the doc says that the women that were under did things to him now i have been under the kinda stuff and i will tell u . theirs is no way in hell thats possable u r stone cold knocked out .
    1. canali posted on 02/25/2014 08:24 PM
      @john keep dreaming dude...maybe do more research before you write uninformed tripe.
  3. felix posted on 02/25/2014 11:08 AM
    so that's not even 6 months for each victim...what a bargain!
  4. Frankie posted on 02/25/2014 01:02 PM
    He claimed he doodnaught do it!
  5. DavidW_8846 posted on 02/25/2014 03:19 PM
    The sentence is a joke. He will be out and among us in 4 years. Thank the judge.
  6. dama posted on 02/25/2014 04:27 PM
    Castrate him and be done with it or get that 21 victims to gang rape him.. with a base bat up his arrrrsssseeee, that's what I would do if I was the judge given out the sentence.. is it cruel.. yes.. it is,, so doctors will learn never to take advantage of their position...
    1. canali posted on 02/25/2014 08:25 PM
      @dama and include his greaseball laywer greenspan
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