Dramatic arrest at Gold Coast clinic
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.