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Sydney neurosurgeon Suresh Nair – who used to be known as “Sex Rash” at university – has been sentenced to a minimum of five years and three months in jail over the death of a second female escort from a cocaine overdose in his Elizabeth Bay flat.

Nair, 43, who had pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Suellen Domingues-Zaupa, 22,  on November 21, 2009,  stood with arms folded and eyes lowered as the sentence was read in the NSW District Court today.

He also pleaded guilty to supplying cocaine to another prostitute, Victoria McIntyre, 23, who died at his flat in February 2009.He further admitted supplying cocaine in January 2010, when he broke his bail conditions by being found with cocaine in the company of two naked escorts.

Suresh Nair ... pleaded guilty to manslaughter.Suresh Nair … pleaded guilty to manslaughter. 

The court had heard that Nair had done nothing to help Ms Zaupa as she lay dying from a cocaine overdose, which he had given her.

He failed to call an ambulance or take her to hospital.

The death occurred less than a year after another female escort he had hired died from a cocaine overdose in the same apartment.

Justice Robert Toner said the manslaughter charge was on the basis that Nair had been grossly negligent when he did not call for an ambulance when Ms Domingues-Zaupa was having convulsions due to her voluntary cocaine use during the sex session.

He said Nair had also ingested a large amount of the drug, which had diminished his capacity to render assistance to her.

Since mid-2004, Nair’s cocaine use had led to a string of conditions, including urine tests three times a week, being placed on his medical registration.

But the judge said drug addiction did not explain Nair’s behaviour, leading him to conclude he was driven by self-indulgence and self-gratification.

“It is hard to underestimate the fall of the prisoner,” he said.

Nair was sentenced to a maximum term of 10 years which was reduced to five years and three months because of his early guilty plea, his remorse and contrition, and the serious assault he suffered in Silverwater prison this year.

He will be eligible for parole on April 30, 2015.

– with AAP

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