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Plaistow doctor faces being struck off for taking ‘upskirt’ photos of women

PUBLISHED: 16:30 17 November 2011

A doctor was caught taking photographs up a woman’s skirt as she tried on a pair of shoes in Primark, a hearing was told.

Dr Adrian Tern Song, 37, tried to run away after he was confronted by the shopper’s friend in the busy store in London’s West End.

The doctor, from Plaistow, was detained by shop staff and arrested.

His phone contained “up-skirt” photos of unsuspecting victims and photographs of naked children were found on his laptop.

Song escaped jail after pleading guilty to public indecency and possessing child porn but could be struck off.

Andrew Hurst, for the General Medical Council, said: “While a woman was trying on a pair of shoes, her friend noticed the man had his mobile telephone under her friend’s skirt, and held it there for about 10 seconds.

“The friend then shouted out and told her friend what the man was doing.

“Although Dr Song tried to leave the store, he was detained by several members of staff and arrested. His mobile telephone and laptop were seized by police.

“The mobile phone was found to have on it 17 images in total of a child posing in a bathing suit and the laptop computer was found to have 16 indecent photographs of a child, assessed at level one.”

Level one pictures of children are at the lowest end of a scale of increasing seriousness between numbers one and five, the panel heard.

He added: “The phone was also found to have other images of women’s legs, apparently taken in public without their knowledge.”

The woman said in a police statement that she noticed a male of Asian appearance lurking behind her.

Dr Song, of Dacre Road, admitted three charges of making an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child and one charge of outraging public decency at Westminster Magistrates Court in January.

He was sentenced to a three year community order with supervision requirements, concurrent on each count, and was also required to sign the sex offenders register.

Dr Song is not attending his central London hearing.

He sent a request for the case to be heard in private and said: “I am keen to avoid any adverse publicity to myself and the profession.”

The panel said any adverse publicity would be a “small price to pay” in return for public confidence in the regulator showing serious complaints will be investigated.

They found the facts of the conviction proved and must now decide if Dr Song is fit to continue in the profession.


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