Two more women have made complaints about the alleged conduct of Lismore gynaecologist Glenn Allan Taylor with detectives anticipating laying further charges against the doctor.
Dr Taylor was listed to appear in Lismore District Court yesterday morning (Wednesday July 19) to be arraigned on 60 charges of sexual and indecent assault of patients.
When Judge Laura Well noticed Dr Taylor was not in court she questioned where he was.
Solicitor Steve Spinks, acting as an agent for TressCox Lawyers, told the court an email had been sent to the court requesting Dr Taylor be excused.
He said Dr Taylor, who was residing at Richmond Hill when he was first charged, was now living on the Gold Coast.
When a 21-year-old woman told police in March 2016 she had been sexually assaulted by Dr Taylor, detectives formed Strike Force Cranberry to investigate the allegations.
After investigations by detectives revealed at least two other women had allegedly been sexually or indecently assaulted by Dr Taylor, his Uralba St clinic was raided on November 2, and a number of items were seized.
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.
When the story about Dr Taylor was publicised in the national media, several other alleged victims made complaints to Strike Force Cranberry, which resulted in him being charged with 60 counts of sexual and indecent assault of a victim under his authority.
The charges related to alleged incidents dating back to 1993, the court has previously heard.
Anticipating further fresh charges to be laid against Dr Taylor, Judge Wells adjourned his arraignment proceedings until August 30, at Lismore District Court.
He remains free on conditional bail until his next court appearance.