Police charge man after sexually touching hospital doctor at Murwillumbah

A man has been charged after allegedly sexually touching a doctor while being treated at a far north coast hospital last week.

About 11pm last Thursday (16 April 2020), a 35-year-old man was taken to Murwillumbah Hospital for treatment to lacerations to his fingers and head.

He required sutures and was being treated by a 51-year-old female doctor before the man allegedly inappropriately touched her several times.

The man was removed by security a short time later.

Police from Tweed/Byron Police District were notified and commenced an investigation.

Following extensive inquiries, police attended a motel on Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads, and spoke with a 35-year-old man about 10.10am yesterday (Wednesday 22 April 2020).

He was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with four counts of sexually touch another person without consent.

He was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today (Thursday 23 April 2020).

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