Rajeshkumar Mehta

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Mr Mehta was a GP in Birmingham. He had been accused of two counts of sexual assault on two different complainants, but was only convicted of one. The complainant in that case alleged she had attended the surgery and seen Mr Mehta alone and that he had touched her breast and stroked her back in an inappropriate way. She said she had seen that he had an erection, and that he had tried to engage in a sexual conversation with her. She made a formal complaint to the police after a report was made by another complainant.

On appeal, evidence was introduced as to the father of the complainants twins (which showed she had lied about this in court) and to show that she had deliberately misled the court by providing false contact details for her mother-in-law. The defence argued that if they had been aware of this then they would have requested a special warning be given to the jury on the need for caution in relying on the complainant’s evidence.

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  • Offence: Sexual offences
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales
  • County: West Midlands 
  • Ethnicity: Asian
  • Gender: M
  • Years in prison: 1
  • Offence convicted of: Sexual Assault
  • Year of crime: 2016
  • Year of initial conviction: 2018
  • Year conviction was overturned: 2019
  • Affirmative evidence of innocence: N
  • Age when imprisoned: 65
  • Age when released: 66
  • CCRC Referral: N
  • Post Office Case: N
  • Tried with others: N
  • Type of fresh evidence at appeal: Other (private investigator)
  • Crown argued case at CofA: Y
  • Retrial: N