GP suspended for oral sex with prostitute
A GP and former Cleo Bachelor of the Year finalist has been barred from practising medicine until July next year, after admitting he paid a patient for oral sex.
The Sydney Morning Herald has reported Melbourne GP Dr Richard Young was last week disqualified by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Dr Young initially had his registration suspended in 2001 for having sexual relationships with two patients, both sex workers.
The tribunal heard that in 2004, after regaining his registration, he paid a patient he had examined – also a sex worker – $50 for oral sex.
The tribunal also heard Dr Young had been reprimanded in 2006 and ordered to undergo counselling after conducting an unnecessary internal examination of a patient and making inappropriate comments during the examination.
Dr Young has been suspended by the Medical Board of Victoria since 2008, when the fresh allegations of misconduct arose.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Dr Young's defence barrister, Sean Cash, told the tribunal that Dr Young's sexual relationship with the patient was consensual and isolated.
Mr Cash said cancellation of Dr Young's registration was unwarranted as he was a different person to six years ago.
One of Dr Young's treating psychiatrists said he was more stable and that the public "now has nothing to fear from him".