A former Lismore gynaecologist facing more than 60 charges of sexual and indecent assault of female patients has been excused from his next court appearance as he will be on holidays.
Dr Glenn Taylor was excused from appearing at Lismore Local Court this week when nine charges against him were mentioned.
The 62 year-old is expected to face a trial at Sydney’s Downing Centre District Court next year on more than 60 charges, with the remaining nine charges progressing through the local court to meet with those matters.
The nine charges include five counts of sexual assault of a victim under authority and four counts of indecent assault, allegedly involved six patients.
Allegations against Dr Taylor include that he fondled two women’s breasts, rubbed his erect penis against one patient’s arm and sexually assaulted four other patients, between November 1992 and January 2015.
The former Richmond Hill resident, who moved to the Gold Coast after he was charged, is yet to enter a plea to any charges.
The brief of evidence against Dr Taylor should have been served by November 30, solicitor Steve Spinks, who was acting as an agent for TressCox lawyers, told the court, but the DPP requested an extension.
Prosecutor Andrew Horowitz said there was medical evidence outstanding from the brief which was ‘quite crucial’ to the crown case.
He asked for Dr Taylors matters to be adjourned until February 6.
Mr Spinks said Dr Taylor was planning a holiday in January and may not be available before February 6.
Magistrate Jeff Linden excused Dr Taylor from appearing in court if he is legally represented.
He adjourned Dr Taylors matters until February 6 at Lismore Local Court.