Welsh Psychiatrist Brian Harris – five week trial starts for raping five men

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Caerphilly Observer
Trial starts for psychiatrist
March 21st, 2017

Psychiatrist Brian Harris

A psychiatrist arrested while he was at work in Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr in Ystrad Mynach has appeared in court charged with a series of sexual offences.

Dr Brian Harris, 77, was arrested at the hospital in October 2013, and denies all 13 charges of sexual assault, indecent assault and rape against five men – all of whom were patients.

The allegations are said to have taken place between 1991 and 2011 at a number of NHS hospitals and clinics.

Prosecutor Ian Wright said: “He abused the trust that was placed in him. They were vulnerable patients in his care.”

The trial at Merthyr Crown Court is expected to last up to five weeks.

Brian Harris