A Victorian doctor has been charged with sexual assault after allegedly taking intimate images of a patient during what police have described as a ‘female health test’.
It’s understood the eagle eyed woman noticed what appeared to be camera equipment during an examination at the Ely Street practice in Wangaratta last October.
According to Victoria Police, the woman also allegedly claimed “the examination was conducted without the use of surgical gloves.”
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The 68-year-old general practitioner was suspended from practising in January this year after police seized camera and computer equipment from his home and office.
On Monday, he was charged with sexual assault and capture intimate image.
He was released on bail and is due to appear at Wangaratta Magistrates’ Court on 10 September.
Following analysis of the doctor’s electronic devices, officers allegedly uncovered a number of inappropriate images of other female patients.
“After cross checking the date and time stamp on the images with the GP’s appointment records at the clinic, further victims have been identified,” VIC Police said in a statement.
It’s understood those women will be contacted this week.
Investigations remain ongoing.
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