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Doctor set to face court over claims of sex assaults on patients at Armagh clinic

By Adrian Rutherford

A doctor will appear in court next month charged with a number of sexual assaults at a Co Armagh medical practice.

Dr Tony Chee worked at Richhill Health Centre up to 2011.

The 45-year-old has been charged with sexual assault following a number of complaints dating from 2009 to 2011.

All the alleged incidents are claimed to have happened at the health centre.

It is understood complaints were made about examinations of a number of patients.

It is alleged some were inappropriate or not clinically indicated.

Dr Chee will appear before Armagh Magistrates Court on September 2.

Police said their enquiries are continuing. They have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Dr Chee worked at Richhill Health Centre until 2011, when the practice severed its ties with him.

More recently he worked as a locum doctor in Portadown Health Centre.

A PSNI spokesperson said: "E District detectives have charged a 45-year-old man with sexual assault following a number of complaints which date from 2009 to 2011.

"The charges relate to incidents at a health centre in Richhill.

"The man will appear before Armagh Magistrates Court on September 2, 2014. As is normal procedure, the charges will be reviewed by the PPS.

"Enquiries are ongoing and detectives are asking anyone with information to contact them in Newry on the 101 non-emergency number."

The health facility falls under the remit of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.

A trust spokesperson said yesterday: "We are unable to comment as no employee from the Southern Health and Social Care Trust is being investigated as part of this case."

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