Woman sexually assaulted at medical centre

A MAN has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a medical centre in Hervey Bay.

In a statement, Queensland Police said the man was arrested following an alleged incident at a Torquay medical facility about 7.30pm on Thursday, October 4.

The man allegedly inappropriately touched the woman, police said.


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While it has not been revealed what medical facility the alleged incident occurred at, we can confirm it did not happen at the Torquay Family Practice on Charlton Esplanade*.

Following investigations, police arrested the man on Thursday and charged him with sexual assault.

He is due to appear in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on November 15.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have information or experienced any inappropriate behaviour at medical facilities in or around Torquay to come forward.

The arrest came a week after a woman was allegedly raped at a medical centre on Brisbane’s northside.

The 26-year-old was allegedly attacked at a medical centre in Chermside last Thursday, October 18.

A 50-year-old man was arrested over the attack that night and charged with rape and sexual assault.

*This article was updated on October 26 2018. An earlier version of this story dated October 25 2018 referred to the medical centre at Torquay as a ‘family medical centre‘. It has since been brought to our attention that this inadvertently led some readers to believe the incident occurred at the Torquay Family Practice, a medical facility on Charlton Esplanade. We can confirm this facility was not involved. 

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support:
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence phone 07 5591 1164
Bravehearts phone 1800 272 831

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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