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More sexual assault complaints against Lismore doctor

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Nine further charges have been laid against a Lismore gynaecologist who now faces 69 counts of sexually and indecently numerous female patients since 1992.

Dr Glenn Allan Taylor appeared at Lismore Local Court on Tuesday facing 60 charges concerning the sexual and indecent assault of female patients at his Uralba Street clinic.

Since his last appearance in October, the court heard there had been nine fresh allegations from six former patients of the 62-year-old.

Following complaints from the patients, Dr Taylor was charged with five counts of sexual assault under authority and four counts of indecent assault.

The victims allege between November 1992 and up until January 2015, Dr Taylor fondled two of the women’s breasts, rubbed his erect penis against one woman’s arm and sexually assaulted four patients, one twice.

All alleged acts occurred during consultations.

On Tuesday, Dr Taylor was represented by solicitor Steve Spinks, who was acting as an agent for Taylor’s Queensland-based counsel.

Mr Spinks requested a brief of evidence concerning the fresh charges from the prosecution.

The court heard the nine fresh charges were likely to link with the 60 other matters previously committed for trial in the District Court.

Magistrate David Heilpern ordered the brief of evidence to be served on the defence by November 30, and adjourned Dr Taylor’s fresh matters until December 5.

When the court heard more charges were likely to be laid against Dr Taylor, his original matters, which grew from five to 60 charges over several court appearances this year, were adjourned to meet up with the fresh charges in court.

 


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