Perverted child sex 
abuse doctor jailed

Child-molesting paediatrician Raza Laskar
Child-molesting paediatrician Raza Laskar

A WIGAN doctor who sexually abused a young boy has been jailed for seven years.

Raza Laskar, 32, also admitted a string of sexual offences relating to children at Liverpool Crown Court yesterday.

His vile crimes include six counts of causing or inciting child abuse, five charges of voyeurism, three counts of sexual activity with a child, two of distributing an indecent image of a child.

He also admitted two counts of causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity, two counts of making an indecent images of a child and one of possessing extreme pornography.

Laskar worked as a paediatric doctor before his arrest.

The charges relate to offences against 12 boys under 16-years-old.

He was arrested after police received information from the National Crime Agency about 1,605 indecent pictures of children circulating online.

Officers then raided Laskar’s Ashton-under-Lyne home, seizing computers and data storage devices.

Chat logs were recovered as well as videos of Laskar engaging in sexual acts with a child that had been taken in a hotel room he had booked.

Detectives went on to find 1.2 million sickening images of children on Laskar’s computer.

In addition hundreds of chat logs were reviewed and videos recovered that led to officers identifying other child victims whom Laskar had groomed and incited to engage in sexual activity.

Police managed to track down Laskar’s victims. Most were in the UK but others were abroad.

Laskar worked for Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) for two years between 2007 and 2009.

He had worked in six different areas of Wigan’s hospital services, including the children’s department, while completing his junior doctor training with WWL.

Det Sgt Guy Laycock, said: “Raza Laskar groomed and met one young boy who he sexually abused.

“He also groomed and committed sex offences against others over the internet.

“Laskar was a paediatric doctor who spent his working day with children. He has an affinity with them and knows how to engage and communicate with them.

“A significantly aggravating factor, he used this knowledge to incite and groom his victims, all of whom were very young, vulnerable boys.

“The psychological impact this has had on them cannot be understated but I hope that knowing he has now been sentenced will give them some closure and help them going forward.”