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Indian doc banned in UK for secretly recording showering female colleagues

An Indian-born doctor studying for a PhD in Leeds, West Yorkshire, has been asked to leave the United Kingdom and ordered to undergo a 10-year sex offender treatment programme by a court after he pleaded guilty to secretly recording female colleagues showering in the bathroom, on his laptop

Thirty-three-year-old Cardiologist Vivek Baliga, who appeared before the Leeds Crown Court, recorded the doctors naked scenes on his laptop by mounting spy cameras in bathrooms.

The Peeping Tom has pleaded guilty to three counts of voyeurism against the two doctors, the Daily Mail reports.

Prosecutor Carmel Pearson told the court that Dr. Baliga set up the recording devices between September 2007 and December 2009 to store films of his two female friends on his laptop.

"They considered him a close friend. Both had considered him part of their social group and had allowed him into their homes," the paper quoted Pearson, as saying.

One of the doctors discovered she had been videoed when she visited Baliga's home on 13 December 2009 with her boyfriend. The defendant suggested she use the shower in his en-suite bathroom.

''While she was showering she discovered a video camera. It was switched on and had recorded her taking a shower. She tried to delete the images of her. She was horrified.

"She went back to the bedroom and told her partner. They left without speaking to the defendant. He tried to stop them from leaving. They just drove off. He then bombarded Miss A with texts and phone calls begging for forgiveness. His life would

be ruined if she reported him to the police," Pearson said.  

Pearson said that after a great deal of thought she finally reported the matter to the police.

In a text message to one of his victims he wrote: "I am thoroughly ashamed of myself. I made the biggest mistake of my life. I will never forgive myself. I will regret it forever. I have lost a good friend. I am an idiot."

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