Psychologist charged over indecent assault of patient, NSW

A psychologist has been charged with a number of indecent assaults of a patient on the NSW Mid North Coast, NSW Police say.

Around 9am yesterday (Monday 18 December 2017), detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad Coffs Harbour arrested and charged the 51-year-old man at Coffs Harbour Police Station.

He was charged with possess child abuse material, four counts of aggravated indecent assault and four counts of aggravated act of indecency.

The man was refused bail and appeared at Coffs Harbour Local Court yesterday.

Investigations are continuing.

The Child Abuse Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate crimes against children, including sexual assault, serious physical abuse and extreme cases of neglect.

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers.

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