Leytonstone

Leytonstone GP accused of grooming child struck off

While a medical student, Ravish Roy sent the girl an email saying he fantasised about her in her school uniform

By Victoria Munro

Ravish Roy was previously a GP partner at High Road Surgery in Leytonstone (credit: Google Streetview)

A Leytonstone GP was struck off last month after being accused of grooming a child into a sexual relationship while a medical student.

Dr Ravish Roy was made a GP partner at High Road Surgery in Leytonstone in 2016 but can no longer work as a doctor after a woman, “Ms A”, came forward about their past relationship.

A medical practitioners tribunal heard that, in 2001 while a student at the University of Wales, Ravish began speaking on MSN to a ten-year-old Ms A, who was the relative of a distant friend. 

The tribunal panel heard that they quickly began speaking daily and that, by the time she was 14 and he was 23, they were in a sexual relationship, engaging in fingering and oral sex on multiple occasions.

While Ravish, who has not been convicted of a criminal offence, denied any sexual activity before Ms A was 18, the panel deemed her a “credible and reliable” witness.

The tribunal received a number of emails Ravish sent to an underage Ms A, including one that contained a poem reading: “I fanticise [sic] about you in your school uniform / F**king you through that mini-skirt is why I was born.

“You know you love when I play in-between your legs / You beg for me to stop / Because you know where it would head / Straight into your mother’s bed!”

On one occasion, Ms A was reported missing after skipping school to visit Ravish and the tribunal heard he ordered her to lie to her parents and claim she “had depression and wanted to run away” to hide their relationship. 

On 21st February, the tribunal found all allegations against the former Dr Roy proven, describing his “sexually motivated” and “improper” relationship with Ms A as “deplorable”.

While the panel noted he had worked as a doctor for 16 years “without any other concerns” and that there was “no evidence” to suggest he would put patients “at risk of unwarranted harm”, it deemed it necessary to erase him from the medical register.

In a written ruling, the panel wrote: “Public confidence in the profession would be seriously undermined if a finding of impairment were not made in this case, given the nature of the sexually motivated misconduct found proved.

“It was far from an isolated moment of madness or stupidity. He had opportunities for reflection on the propriety of what he was doing, but continued for this period of time. 

“There was a clear imbalance of power in the relationship, and it was Dr Roy who initiated the sexual communication. 

“Ms A developed an emotional dependence on him and he discouraged her from having relationships with other boys, depriving her of normal childhood experiences for his own sexually motivated purposes.”

High Road Surgery in Leytonstone has been contacted for comment.