Doctor charged with molesting nurse on 3 occasions

SINGAPORE - A Sri Lankan doctor has been charged with molesting a nurse on three occasions.

36-year-old Senaka Liyanage allegedly touched the buttocks of the 26-year-old nurse inside an operating theatre in Changi General Hospital between 11am and noon on April 5.

He is accused of touching her on a second occasion, and a third time at about 2pm.

The doctor is a specialist working in the hospital's Anaesthesia and Surgical Intensive Care department.

The accused is represented by Mr Daniel Atticus Xu, who has asked for a pre-trial conference. It has been scheduled for July 13.

He can be jailed up to two years, fined, caned or receive any combination of these sentences if found guilty.

paullim@sph.com.sg

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