GP fac­ing sex as­sault charges

Fremantle Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Adam Poul­son

A GP has faced Fre­man­tle court ac­cused of a cat­a­logue of sex­ual as­sault and vi­o­lence of­fences.

Ken­neth Charles Lee, 43, is fac­ing a to­tal of 20 charges, which in­clude ag­gra­vated sex­ual pen­e­tra­tion with­out consent, ag­gra­vated in­de­cent as­sault, two counts of en­dan­ger­ing the life, health or safety of a per­son, and crim­i­nal dam­age.

Dr Lee pleaded not guilty at a pre­vi­ous ap­pear­ance to one count of ag­gra­vated un­law­ful as­sault oc­ca­sion­ing bod­ily harm. How­ever, 19 new charges were put to him when he ap­peared in Fre­man­tle Mag­is­trates Court on Tues­day.

Dr Lee told the court his lawyer “wasn’t able to make it to­day” and sought a two-week ad­journ­ment for fur­ther le­gal ad­vice.

The ad­journ­ment was granted and he was not re­quired to en­ter pleas.

His bail was set at $2000 with pro­tec­tive con­di­tions that he is not to ap­proach within 50m of the vic­tim or at­tempt to con­tact her.

The of­fences are al­leged to have hap­pened be­tween December 2018 and Septem­ber 2019, pri­mar­ily in North Fre­man­tle.

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