A married GP who molested a string of female patients by forcing them to strip in front of him has been struck off as a 'danger to the public'.
Dr Alan Tutin, 60, carried out internal or breast examinations on patients and a midwife. He also made sexual advances to a trainee GP he was supposed to be mentoring.
In one case, the father-of-four rubbed a patient's breasts, telling her it was the best way of knowing if she was pregnant.
Another patient was given an eye examination while dressed only in her underwear, while Tutin stood so close to her she could feel his breath on her chest.
At a General Medical Council disciplinary hearing yesterday, he was said to have 'repeatedly breached the special position of trust he occupied' over 20 years.
During his career Tutin, who qualified in 1976, faced abuse allegations against 18 women, a teenage girl, an eight-year-old boy, a trainee doctor and a midwife.
He faced trial at the Old Bailey in 2000, accused of indecently assaulting three women, a boy and a teenager.
He was cleared of molesting the boy, while other allegations against him were dropped.
The GMC hearing found him guilty of misconduct for sexually abusing five women between 1984 and 1999 and inappropriate behavior in relation to another two patients, which continued up to 2006. Allegations made by three other women were rejected.
Tutin, who practiced at the Merrow Park Surgery in Guildford, Surrey, until January, admitted using a telephone and a computer at the clinic to call sex lines and to access pornographic websites.
He denied the abuse allegations and refused to acknowledge any of his actions were sexually motivated. He was struck off in his absence.
The hearing heard that in 1984 he told a community midwife whom he was treating to 'get your kit off', before molesting her while claiming he was checking her pulse.
He told a novice doctor who needed him to sign off her training to undress because he 'liked Chinese women'. She left the practice the next day.
A patient known as Miss E went to Tutin in 1987 with an infection she thought was cystitis.
He asked her questions about her sex life, saying cystitis 'must be caused by sex as nuns did not get it', then sexually assaulted her.
Another patient referred to as Miss D revealed Tutin told her to take off her clothes for an eye test. She said: 'I was down to my underwear. I was asked to stand in front of the eyesight chart. I could sense him being very close to me because I could feel his breath. I felt very uncomfortable.'
Tutin also told the daughter of a patient who questioned his treatment of her father: 'I'm not Harold Shipman.'
In 1999, following an internal examination of a patient known as Miss H, Tutin claimed he could decide whether she was pregnant by touching her breasts.
Last night, the mother- of-two said she was planning to sue for compensation over her ordeal.
The 38-year-old accountant said: 'I gave evidence in the case for the good of everybody else because I wanted him to stop.' Miss H's solicitor-Sarah Harman said: 'This is not an untypical case. There is a great deal of abuse going on, much more than the medical profession will acknowledge.
'The authorities need to take what women say seriously and act more quickly when they complain.'
Hearing chairman Andrew Popat said: 'Dr Tutin's reprehensible conduct amounts to behaviour which is incompatible with being a registered medical practitioner.
'Patients are entitled to expect that when they consult with a doctor, they will be treated with dignity and respect, not that they will be abused for the practitioner's sexual gratification.'
Oh wow.Â This guy is out of control.Â Hopefully they put him away, because he has done a lot of people wrong.Â It looks like everyone and everything is fair game when you step into this doc's office.