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Flasher psychiatrist found dead

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Dr Adekumle Yesufu was found guilty in February

A psychiatrist convicted of exposing himself in front of three women in County Antrim has been found dead at his home in London.

Dr Adekumle Yesufu was found guilty in February of performing the sex act at the home of a former work colleague in Carrickfergus in August last year.

He was due to be sentenced at Belfast Magistrates Court on Monday.

It is understood his body was discovered after he failed to turn up for a previous planned sentencing.

The psychiatrist, who lived at Sydenham Park, London, was arrested when police were called to the scene last August.

One of the victims told how she and her friends walked out of the Quayside apartment in embarrassment when he pulled his jogging bottoms down.

He denied the charges, and in evidence described coming to Northern Ireland to visit a woman he previously worked with at the Chelsea and Westminster Health Unit.

He claimed the pair formed an intimate relationship, which developed into kissing and touching, but never went as far as having sex.

Her account was that they had kissed on one occasion after a work night out in 2006.

According to Dr Yesufu they had a drink in the Crown Bar after he arrived in Belfast and then brought a bottle of spirits back to her flat where two other women arrived.

During the hearing he denied exposing himself but accepted he might have had an erection under his clothes which could have been misconstrued.

He claimed to have been confused and frightened when he was told to pick up his belongings.

After he was found guilty of three counts of intentionally exposing his genitals in February, Dr Yesufu's lawyer said that regardless of the punishment, he was going to lose his job and be prohibited from practising as a psychiatrist.

But following confirmation of his death in court, the judge directed no order for sentencing.



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