Skeptic News: Bogus Doctor faces jail

A bogus doctor who practiced in Pinner faces jail for tricking patients into letting him carry out intimate examinations.

Antonio Gobbato was convicted yesterday for calling himself a gynaecologist and psychiatrist, despite having no qualifications. The Brazilian born Gobbato claimed to have trained in Portugal and hold qualifications in homeopathy, iridology, acupuncture and herbal medicines.

Gobbato reportedly sexually assaulted four women while claiming to examine them medically as well as convincing a woman to take him on holiday to Italy, claiming he could cure her husband’s alcoholism. He also told one man his daughter had an infection that could turn into leukaemia if left untreated.

He was convicted of four counts of sexual assault, two counts of attempted fraud and one count of fraud. He is due to be sentenced on July 13.

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