Doodnaught denied bail

Former anesthesiologist will stay in prison during appeal

The man found guilty of sexually assaulting 21 women while under conscious sedation and sentenced to 10 years in prison has been denied bail while he appeals his conviction.

Dr. George Doodnaught's lawyer argued during his bail hearing that he had a strong case for appeal and the judge ignored evidence the supporting a not guilty ruling.

Doodnaught was out on bail during his trial.

The Crown argued that the seriousness of his crimes requires him to stay in prison during his appeal to send a message to the public.

The former anesthesiologist was sentenced last week for 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. Kracken posted on 03/05/2014 11:21 AM
    I am so pleased to hear that this sick individual was denied bail.

    I have never in my life heard of such atrocities committed against
    another human being - especially when in such a vulnerable state.

    This made my day and I hope Mr. Doodnaught will receive some form
    of similar treatment in prison.
  2. franklin g. posted on 03/05/2014 12:43 PM
    Are police investigating hospital officials for additional charges? It is very shocking that hospital officials ignored complaints, apparently for years, and never even reported the crimes. There should be charges and firings. The public cannot possibly trust cover-up artists and enablers.
  3. john posted on 03/05/2014 12:58 PM
    the only thing that should happen to scum like this is strap them down on a char and throw a switch .
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