A doctor was on Friday sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment for rape.

Before Senior Justice Bernard Turner passed sentence, Dr. Gerald Mark Forbes remained defiant and unrepentant as he branded his accuser a liar, though he claimed that he still had feelings for her.

While referring to a previous rape acquittal in 2016, the 52-year-old doctor said, “It is impossible for a licensed medical doctor to be convicted of rape. Any person who commits rape, never was, and never will be a licensed medical doctor in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.”

In that incident, Forbes was accused of indecently assaulting a woman during a physical exam and raping her while performing an abortion in March 2015.


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