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.