Former doctor who was jailed for drugging partner during exorcisms ordered to pay patient he secretly recorded

By John Mercury October 7, 2023

A former doctor who was jailed for voyeurism and injecting his partner with drugs during a series of exorcisms, has been ordered to pay more than £50,000 to a woman he secretly recorded while she was undressed during treatment.

Hossam Metwally used hidden cameras to film the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, after asking her to change into a medical gown before leaving the room.

The offences came to light in 2021, before Metwally was jailed for 14 and a half years for injecting his partner with drugs during a series of exorcisms.

Metwally was convicted of endangering Kelly Wilson’s life, leaving her close to death with multiple organ failure.

He made dozens of video recordings of himself administering fluids through a cannula to Ms Wilson while chanting as part of a “dangerous perversion” of the Islamic Ruqyah ritual, Sheffield Crown Court previously heard.

Before sentencing, Metwally admitted two unrelated offences of voyeurism by taking pictures and video of two female patients, without their knowledge and in a state of undress, during treatment sessions.

One of these women brought a misuse of private information claim against him at the High Court in London earlier this year.

On Friday, Mrs Justice Steyn ruled the woman was entitled to damages of £51,092, including money for her future
psychological treatment.

Metwally, the court heard, would ask the woman to get changed into a medical gown before leaving the room but still recording her on hidden cameras.

She said she was “totally shocked by what has happened to me”, that she felt “violated and vulnerable” and said that her “trust in people has gone”.

In her judgment, Mrs Justice Steyn said: “The claimant was owed an obligation of trust”, something that was breached “repeatedly”.

The judge said: “He [Metwally] obtained, retained and edited the footage for his own sexual gratification, continuing to do so years after the appointments.”

His actions left the woman with PTSD, the judge said, adding she “struggled to leave the house and had experienced a recurrence of her depression”.

Metwally did not attend the hearing and was not represented.

In May last year, a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service panel concluded he should be erased from the medical register after it ruled his fitness to practise was impaired because of his convictions.

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