A Lismore gynecologist facing 60 charges of alleged aggravated sexual and indecent assault on female patients has been ordered to stand trial in the district court.
Dr Glenn Allan Taylor appeared in Lismore Local Court on Tuesday and was represented by solicitor Steve Spinks.
In March 2016, Richmond Local Area Command detectives formed strike force Cranberry after a 21-year-old woman complained to police she was sexually assaulted during an appointment.
After uncovering evidence that at least two other women had been allegedly sexually assaulted, detectives raided Dr Taylor’s Uralba St clinic on November 2, and seized a number of items.
Initially Dr Taylor was charged with four counts of aggravated indecent assault – victim under authority, and one count of aggravated sexual assault – victim under authority.
Following those charges being laid, police were contacted by other alleged victims and when he appeared in court on November 25 he faced 39 charges.
Since then, further alleged victims have come forward and detectives have now laid 60 charges of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault.
On Tuesday, Mr Spinks told the court Dr Taylor wished to waive his right to a commital hearing.
Magistrate Jeff Linden adjouned Dr Taylor’s matters until July 19, when he will be arraigned for trial in Lismore District Court.
Dr Taylor remains free on conditional bail until that date.