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Cork man allegedly posed as gynaecologist and sexually assaulted young woman

CourtsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Cork man allegedly posed as gynaecologist and sexually assaulted young woman

The trial has begun of a 59-year-old Cork man who is charged with posing as a qualified gynaecologist and sexually assaulting a young woman.

The unnamed man is accused of portraying himself as a qualified medical practitioner between September 1th1 and 20th 2013.

The alleged victim, a 20-year-old woman, is said to have been assaulted on the 18th of September 2014, reports the Irish Independent. 

No details of the alleged assault have been given as yet.

The man is also charged with obtaining €4,000 by deception from the woman.

This was for gynaecological services to be provided at a clinic in Switzerland, it is claimed. The State argued the money was obtained dishonestly.

The defendant was originally charged before Judge Leo Malone in Cork District Court.

Detective Garda Denise Callinan served the book of evidence on the defendant.

He was remanded to the Circuit Court for trial by judge and jury on the instructions of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) by application of Inspector Pat Meaney.