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Doctor given 8 years in jail for filming 1,100 patients in the toilet

Lam Hoe Yeoh admitted to using pen drives and watches to film unsuspecting victims in the UK.

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A DOCTOR CHARGED with voyeurism, making indecent photographs of a child and possessing extreme pornography has been jailed for eight years.

Dr Lam Hoe Yeoh, a hearing specialist who worked across the UK, admitted to secretly filming 1,100 patients, colleagues and hospital visitors.

A judge sentenced the 61-year-old today, describing him as “nefarious and despicable”. Sky News reports that the judge also considered him a “high risk to the public”.

The court heard yesterday that the voyeurism was “vast and beyond any previously investigated by the Met”.

His victims included children aged between three and 14 years and “graphic descriptions” were used to label the footage.

When he was arrested he had a USB key with footage labelled ‘Cardiff Train Teenager’ around his neck.

The doctor will serve at least five years of his term before being released on licence. He admitted to seven counts of voyeurism, six counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, and one of possessing extreme pornography.

The prosecutor said he was “sinister, indecent and criminal” in his use of pen drives and watches to film people at hospitals in London, Sutton and Surrey.

Yeoh was caught after one of his covert devices fell from its hiding place in a toilet next to where two women worked at St Anthony’s Hospital in North Cheam.

He had recorded one of the women has she used the bathroom but he also inadvertently filmed himself as he secured the device.

Yeoh’s defence team painted him as a shamed man struggling with a “collecting obsession”, claiming his personality changed after a month’s stay in hospital in 1984.

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