Dublin GP accused of sexually assaulting patients

A Dublin-based GP has gone on trial accused of sexually assaulting two patients at a clinic last year.

The doctor, who cannot be named, denies the charges.

The GP on trial is alleged to have sexually assaulted the patients over a two-day period working as a locum in Dublin in February last year.

Opening the case for the prosecution, barrister Melanie Greally said the jury will hear evidence that he touched the breasts of two women he physically examined at the practice.

The first woman – aged 22 at the time – has begun giving evidence of her discomfort.

The jury has heard the second woman – in her 40s – will say she confronted the GP about his actions there and then in front of the practice's receptionist and two patients in the waiting room

The doctor denies the charges.

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