Dr Yenugula Srinivas was acquitted of criminal charges relating to him sexually assaulting patientsernstl/Flickr

A doctor administered "sexually motivated" treatment to female patients, a tribunal has ruled.

Dr Yenugula Srinivas has been suspended since 2010 after patients alleged he tricked them into undressing in front of him.

During a criminal trial, jurors heard Dr Srinivas carried out genital, breast and rectal examinations that were "unnecessary" or could not be clinically justified.

He was cleared of criminal charges including sexual assault in 2011, but the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service yesterday concluded his actions towards seven of 12 patients who complained were "sexually motivated" and "dishonest".

The panel will reconvene in March to decide on a punishment for the 44-year-old who strongly denied there were any sexual undertones to his practices.