Voyeur doctor faces jail sentence

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Published: Wednesday 26th November 2014 by The News Editor

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A renowned doctor who used a sophisticated network of hidden cameras to secretly record patients has been told to expect a “significant” prison term when he is sentenced today.

Leading audio specialist Dr Lam Hoe Yeoh, 62, yesterday admitted fixing tiny devices to toilets in St Anthony’s Hospital in North Cheam, South London, as well as medical premises and train toilets across the UK, purely for his own sexual gratification.

Police discovered children as young as three were among Yeoh’s more than 1,100 victims. He was only caught when he inadvertently filmed himself securing a camera in a staff toilet – the device later fell from its hiding place and was discovered by staff.

Prosecutor Peter Clement said it was a “sophisticated, organised, planned and long-running campaign of voyeurism, the scale of which is vast and beyond any previously encountered by the Metropolitan Police Service”.

Yeoh, of Garratts Lane in Banstead, Surrey, pleaded guilty to seven counts of voyeurism, six counts of making an indecent image of a child, and one count of possessing extreme pornography.

The disgraced doctor held his head in his hands as details of his offending – including graphic accounts of the files’ contents – were disclosed to the court. The charges relate to the period January 1 2011 to April 15 this year, although police suspected a longer period of offending.

His wife, Ivy Muihong Sng, 57, also of Garratts Lane, had a count of voyeurism against her discontinued and was free to walk from the dock.

Yesterday, Recorder Warwick McKinnon said: “A custodial sentence has to be passed in this case. It must be obvious that a serious and significant (sentence) must be considered.”

Yeoh was remanded in custody ahead of sentencing, from 10.30am today.

He is suspended from work but has asked to be struck off the medical register.

Published: Wednesday 26th November 2014 by The News Editor

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