May 24 2013 Latest news:
Monday, April 16, 2012
A WEST Norfolk physiotherapist has been warned he could face jail after he was convicted of sexually touching two of his female patients who he was supposed to be treating for back pain.
Roger Watson, 61, who runs a practice in Terrington St Clement, had denied indecently assaulting a Norfolk policewoman in 1998 and a 20-year-old patient in 2010.
The father-of-three, of Station Road, Terrington St Clement, who committed the offences in his practice had denied the offences but was convicted of both charges by the jury at Norwich Crown Court, after about three hours.
Recorder Guy Ayers adjourned the case for full reports but told Watson they were “very serious” matters and said: “You must understand that the most likely outcome is a lengthy custodial sentence.”
During the trial the jury heard how the policewoman had come forward to make a formal complaint after reading a complaint against the physiotherapist on a police computer.
The 20 year-old victim told how she was unable to speak after being assaulted by Watson.
She said she had been touched by Watson inappropriately while her grandfather chatted with Watson’s wife outside the treatment room.