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Man charged after allegedly touching doctor – Murwillumbah

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As if our medical, nursing and hospital communities don’t have enough to put up with, a man has been charged after allegedly sexually touching a doctor while being treated at a hospital.

About 11pm Thursday 16 April, a 35-year-old man was taken to Murwillumbah Hospital for treatment to lacerations to his fingers and head.

He required sutures and was being treated by a 51-year-old female doctor before the man allegedly inappropriately touched her several times.

The man was removed by security a short time later.

Police from Tweed/Byron Police District were notified and commenced an investigation.

Following extensive inquiries, police attended a motel on Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads, and spoke with a 35-year-old man about 10.10am on Wednesday 22 April.

He was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with four counts of sexually touch another person without consent.

He was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court.

 


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