Detectives have laid additional charges against a psychologist over the alleged indecent assault of five patients in his care.
In May 2017, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports a young boy had been indecently assaulted by his psychologist.
A man was arrested and charged on Monday 29 May 2017. He remains before the court.
Following further inquiries, the now 52 year old man was served a Future Court Attendance Notice for an additional 23 charges on Thursday 10 May 2018.
Police will allege in court the new charges relate to the grooming and indecent assault of five patients between 2015 and 2017, then aged between nine and 22.
The man remains in custody to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Tuesday 15 May 2018.
Inquiries are continuing.
The Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate crimes against children and adults, including sexual assault, serious physical abuse, and extreme cases of neglect.
Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.