Additional charges laid on former doctor over historical sexual assaults – Edgecliff

Police have laid additional charges following further inquiries into the alleged sexual and indecent assaults of patients by a former Edgecliff doctor.

In November of 2018, a woman – aged 64 at the time – attended Kings Cross Police Station and reported being sexually assaulted by a gynaecologist/obstetrician while receiving treatment a number of times between 2010 and 2014.

Following an investigation, investigators from Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command charged a 77-year-old man in September 2019.

Following further inquiries, investigators laid a further seven charges, including five counts of aggravated sexual assault victim under authority, and two counts of aggravated indecent assault victim under authority, on Monday 6 April 2020.

Police will allege in court that the doctor sexually assaulted a then aged 28-year-old woman and sexually and indecently assaulted a then aged 25-year-old woman on a number of occasions during individual consultations between 2000 and 2001.

The man remains on bail and will appear at Downing Centre Local Court today (Thursday 7 May 2020).

Members of the public are reminded they can report incidents of sexual assault regardless of when they occurred.

All information provided to police is treated with the strictest of confidence.

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