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Sex assault: Bogus cancer therapist Reginald Gill and wife Leila jailed

Category: Wales

Published: 11th Apr 2012 11:49:52

A bogus therapist and his wife who told women they could diagnose and treat cancer have been jailed after being convicted of sexual assault and fraud.

Reginald and Leila Gill sexually abused two women at their home in Cwmduad, Carmarthenshire, after both were wrongly told they had cancer.

At Swansea Crown Court, Gill, 77, was jailed for eight years for crimes the judge described as "despicable".

His wife, 35, was jailed for six months.

Judge Keith Thomas told Gill: "Women came to your house for medical treatment after they lost faith in the NHS.

"They came with an open mind and you took advantage of this.

"You told them they had cancer and they said they were prepared to go through any humiliation and shame to cure themselves."

After submitting them to "degrading treatment," the judge said Gill "also convinced your wife to go along with your depraved scheme".

He added: "You convinced the women to strip naked in front of you and, under the pretence that you were administering beneficial treatment, you subjected them to sexual assault."

Gill will be on the sex offenders register indefinitely, and his wife for seven years.

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