Halifax dentist struck off following voyeurism case

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A Halifax dentist has been struck off by the General Dental Council (GDC) following a public hearing into allegations of voyeurism.

The allegations against Gurminder Singh Jutla were heard by the GDC’s Professional Conduct Committee.

Mr Jutla was convicted of an offence of voyeurism contrary to section 67 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and he was committed to Bradford Crown Court for sentence.

On December 11, 2012, at Bradford Crown Court, a he was sentenced to a three year supervision order to include 60 days high level activity, register on the Sex Offenders’ Register for a period of five years and pay compensation in the sum of £275.

Dr Jutla, 28, pleaded guilty to the offence where he used his iPhone to record a young female dressing.

The offending came to light in August when the complainant noticed the propped up iPhone as she changed.

In considering this case, the GDC’s Professional Conduct Committee said: “The Committee is in no doubt that Mr Jutla’s conduct has served to bring the profession into disrepute.

“The Committee therefore concluded that a finding of impairment is necessary in this case to declare and uphold the standards of the profession. Furthermore if such a finding were not to be made, public confidence in the profession would be seriously undermined. The Committee finds that Mr Jutla’s fitness to practise is currently impaired.”

Unless Mr Jutla, who was immediately suspended, exercises his right of appeal, his name will be struck off the register in approximately 28 days’ time.