A Cork GP jailed for two years after a jury found him guilty of indecently assaulting a 15-year-old girl he examined almost 26 years ago has given an undertaking to the High Court not to engage in the practice of medicine.
Kevin Mulcahy, of Cregane, Lombardstown, Mallow, Co Cork, gave the undertaking to the High Court last week.
The undertaking has now been published on the Medical Council register along with the information that the doctor has in fact been restricted, by way of High Court order, in the practice of medicine since March 28, 2011.
This information was not previously available to anyone checking for details of the doctor’s registration on the Medical Council’s online database.
A spokesperson for the Medical Council said the conditions were attached to the register this week following leave from the High Court to publish.
Dr Mulcahy had denied the single charge of indecent assault at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.
Judge Sean Ó Donnabháin described the breach of trust as very fundamental and very serious.
The victim of the 57-year-old GP had told the court she was aged 15 when Dr Mulcahy was treating her seriously-ill mother at her home, two days before Christmas, 1989.
The victim said she was feeling unwell on the day and she went to her bedroom with Dr Mulcahy, where they were alone.
She said Dr Mulcahy examined her and then touched her inappropriately outside her clothing.
A jury failed to reach a verdict when Dr Mulcahy was first tried on a charge of indecently assaulting the girl in November, 2013.
At the retrial last month, the jury deliberated for 40 minutes before returning a unanimous guilty verdict.
The victim told the court last month that she vividly remembered the assault on her by Dr Mulcahy. She described how it had over-shadowed her life.
Judge Sean Ó Donnabháin said Dr Mulcahy had shown little insight into the harm and damage that he had inflicted, and he said he was not aware that he had shown any remorse.
He said a custodial sentence was “undoubtedly necessary” and he jailed Mulcahy for two years.
For details of the conditions attached to Dr Mulcahy’s practice, log onto https://www.medicalcouncil.ie/ Public-Information/Check-the-Register/
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