The Courier-Mail

Dramatic arrest at Gold Coast clinic

- EXCLUSIVE SHAYA LAUGHLIN STEPHANIE BEDO

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia