By Rodney Stevens
Lismore gynaecologist Glenn Allan Taylor is now charged with 55 offences of alleged sexual and indecent assault, after complaints from more than 20 women saw 16 additional charges laid yesterday morning.
When a 21-year-old woman complained to police she was sexually assaulted during a specialist appointment in March, 2016, an investigation was launched and detectives formed Strike Force Cranberry.
After allegedly uncovering evidence that two other women had been indecently assaulted by the obstetrician and gynaecologist, on November 2, police executed a search warrant where Dr Taylor practised, the Genea IVF Clinic on Uralba St, and seized a number of items.
The Richmond Hill resident was initially charged with four counts of aggravated indecent assault – victim under authority, and one count of aggravated sexual assault – victim under authority.
Then, when he appeared at Lismore Local Court on November 28 last year, Dr Taylor was charged with a further 34 offences – 10 counts of aggravated sexual assault and 24 counts of aggravated indecent assault.
Yesterday, the Lismore Local Court heard detectives laid 16 additional charges against Dr Taylor, bringing the total to 55 – 40 counts of aggravated indecent assault and 15 counts of sexual assault.
Dr Taylor, who is on bail, was excused from appearing but was represented by solicitor Steve Spinks, who was acting as an agent for Dr Taylor’s barrister.
Mr Spinks told the court the brief of evidence had been served on the defence on January 27, but more time was required to consider the fresh charges.
The prosecution then requested a time extension to prepare the evidence in relation to the fresh charges.
Magistrate Michael Dakin adjourned Dr Taylor’s matters until March 21 at Lismore Local Court.
Dr Taylor remains free on bail.