Family doctor accused of sexually assaulting patients and filming intimate procedures

Dr. Stewart Moroney (pictured), accused of sexual assault after allegedly using secret cameras to film women during intimate exams performed without surgical gloves, vowed to fight off-court charges.

A doctor who has been accused of sexual assault after allegedly using secret cameras to shoot women during intimate exams he performed without surgical gloves vowed to fight off charges outside the court.

Detectives from the Wangaratta Sexual Offenses and Child Abuse Investigation Team accused 68-year-old Dr. Stewart Moroney of sexual assault in June after a series of alleged incidents at the Ely Street clinic in northeastern Victoria.

A woman reported Dr. Moroney to the police after she underwent a female health exam on October 10, 2017.

She stated that she did not wear surgical gloves, but performed the test with bare hands.

Dr. Stewart Moroney (pictured), accused of sexual assault after allegedly using secret cameras to film women during intimate exams performed without surgical gloves, vowed to fight off-court charges.

Dr. Stewart Moroney (pictured), accused of sexual assault after allegedly using secret cameras to film women during intimate exams performed without surgical gloves, vowed to fight off-court charges.

A woman reported Dr. Moroney to the police after she underwent a female health exam on October 10, 2017 (pictured: Dr. Moroney out of court)

A woman reported Dr. Moroney to the police after she underwent a female health exam on October 10, 2017 (pictured: Dr. Moroney out of court)

A woman reported Dr. Moroney to the police after she underwent a female health exam on October 10, 2017 (pictured: Dr. Moroney out of court)

The woman also claimed that there was camera equipment in the examination room.

Out of court today, Dr. Moroney said 7 news he's absolutely & # 39; I would fight the charges.

He is accused of assaulting at least 19 women between the ages of 17 and 60 and the program said there could be more with claims dating back to the 1970s.

When investigators searched Dr. Moroney's office and home on November 30, they found and seized the camera and computer equipment.

Detectives announced in June that they had allegedly discovered "a series of inappropriate images of female patients" on the doctor's devices.

The police reviewed the images and allegedly identified several patients by checking the time stamps on the images with the appointments records of the GP.

The charges follow a series of alleged incidents at the Ely Street clinic (pictured) in northeastern Victoria, which include claims by a patient that Dr. Moroney performed a women's health exam without gloves.

The charges follow a series of alleged incidents at the Ely Street clinic (pictured) in northeastern Victoria, which include claims by a patient that Dr. Moroney performed a women's health exam without gloves.

The charges follow a series of alleged incidents at the Ely Street clinic (pictured) in northeastern Victoria, which include claims by a patient that Dr. Moroney performed a women's health exam without gloves.

When the researchers searched the office and home of Dr. Moroney and discovered "a number of inappropriate images of female patients" on their devices. Since then they have identified a number of female patients

When the researchers searched the office and home of Dr. Moroney and discovered "a number of inappropriate images of female patients" on their devices. Since then they have identified a number of female patients

When the researchers searched the office and home of Dr. Moroney and discovered "a number of inappropriate images of female patients" on their devices. Since then they have identified a number of female patients

Acting superintendent Joy Arbuthnot said in June that the news would be "very distressing to the victims."

"I do not think anyone wants to be in a position where they receive a notice from the police that they have been victims of sexual assault," he said.

"I understand that this will be incredibly difficult for our victims to hear and we are working with a number of other agencies to ensure that they have the right support services and that they receive as much information as possible about the process from here.

Acting superintendent Joy Arbuthnot noted that Dr. Moroney was a "trusted" member of the community who had been practicing in the area for 40 years.

Acting superintendent Joy Arbuthnot noted that Dr. Moroney was a "trusted" member of the community who had been practicing in the area for 40 years.

Acting superintendent Joy Arbuthnot noted that Dr. Moroney was a "trusted" member of the community who had been practicing in the area for 40 years.

"There are likely to be other victims who, once again, are not aware that the offense has occurred."

Supl. Interim Arbuthnot urged anyone to attend the Ely Street clinic and believed there was "something unusual" in his interaction with his GP to inform the police.

"We understand how worrisome it will be for the wider Wangaratta community," he said, noting that Dr. Moroney was a "trusted" member of the community who had been practicing in the area for 40 years.

Victoria police said there was no evidence to suggest that more than one doctor at the Ely Street clinic was involved in the alleged abuse.

Dr. Moroney was interviewed by police in January and suspended from practice.

Victoria police said there was no evidence to suggest that more than one doctor at the Ely Street clinic was involved in the alleged abuse.

Victoria police said there was no evidence to suggest that more than one doctor at the Ely Street clinic was involved in the alleged abuse.

Victoria police said there was no evidence to suggest that more than one doctor at the Ely Street clinic was involved in the alleged abuse.

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