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Dra­matic ar­rest at Gold Coast clinic

- EX­CLU­SIVE SHAYA LAUGH­LIN STEPHANIE BEDO Crime · Incidents · Gold Coast · Belarus · Iceland · Southport

A HIGH-PRO­FILE Gold Coast cos­metic sur­geon is fac­ing sex­ual as­sault charges af­ter be­ing dra­mat­i­cally ar­rested at his clinic yesterday.

Po­lice swooped on Dr Ce­sidio Co­la­grande’s surgery in Mer­maid Beach at 10am.

He was es­corted from the build­ing about mid­day by more than seven po­lice of­fi­cers, as pa­tients, un­aware of what was hap­pen­ing, pleaded to see him.

One woman pan­icked when she ar­rived for an ap­point­ment, claim­ing a drainage tube from her breast surgery was leak­ing and she needed to see Dr Co­la­grande im­me­di­ately.

She was told to go to a hos­pi­tal for treat­ment.

Po­lice yesterday con­firmed a 46-year-old man had been ar­rested at the clin- ic and charged with sex­ual as­sault.

The doc­tor, known lo­cally as Dr Ces, was granted bail and is to ap­pear in South­port Mag­is­trates Court on Septem­ber 19.

At 1.30pm, Dr Co­la­grande re­turned to his clinic but walked off when he saw a jour­nal­ist and photo-gra­pher. “I’m look­ing for my re­cep­tion­ist,” he said when asked if he wanted to com­ment.

Later calls to his of­fice went unan­swered.

 ??  ?? CHARGED: Dr Ce­sidio Co­la­grande was taken from his clinic by po­lice and charged with sex­ual as­sault.
CHARGED: Dr Ce­sidio Co­la­grande was taken from his clinic by po­lice and charged with sex­ual as­sault.

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