Graeme Reeves has been charged

Graeme ReevesIt’s been a long time coming, but Strike Force Tarella has now accumulated enough evidence to arrest and charge ex-obstetrician and gynaecologist Graeme Reeves, dubbed the “Butcher of Bega”, on a number of violent offences against women. There were many more complaints, and the police continue to compile evidence.

Reeves engaged in years of malpractice and violations of Medical Board restrictions, and has been implicated in a series of deaths and mutilations of women under his care.

SMH: NSW ‘mutilation’ doctor Graeme Reeves charged

Former NSW doctor Graeme Reeves has been charged with 17 offences against patients on whom he operated.

Reeves, 58, has been charged with offences against 10 women, Detective Superintendent John Kerlatec told reporters today.

He was arrested at his home in the north-western Sydney suburb of Baulkham Hills at 6am today during an investigation into allegations of female genital mutilation, sexual assault, indecent assault, and grievous bodily harm.

This followed a police raid on a storage unit at Gladesville on Wednesday last week, when documents were seized for examination.

Let’s hope justice is done, and the victims can experience some sort of closure.

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6 replies

  1. This man was my Dr for all 3 of my pregnancies when i lived in Baulkham Hills and i have nothing bad to say about the treatment i was given by him, what could posibly turn such a nice person into such an animal, maybe i was just one of the lucky ones, my skin crawls thinking about it…..

  2. Sue, I’m glad that you were not harmed by him.
    Any speculation here is worth exactly what you pay for it, but from what I have read of serial predatory abusers they have triggers for the sort of person they desire to abuse. Vulnerability (lack of close attentive support people) is part but not all of it. Perhaps you just didn’t have his “favourite” hair colour – who knows?

  3. Well it’s bad news that there were more complaints to be filed, but good news that he’s being charged. And of course good news that since there were more complaints to be filed, women are actually filing them.
    caras last blog post..When a Man is The Victim: A Study in Rape Apology

  4. Well this has taken long enough:

    Reeves to face trial over patient abuse
    August 11, 2009 – 4:54PM
    Former doctor Graeme Reeves has been ordered to stand trial on charges of sexually assaulting and mutilating female patients.
    In Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court on Tuesday, the 59-year-old waived his right to a committal hearing.
    Chief Magistrate Graeme Henson then committed him for trial in the NSW District Court, where the matter will be in the arraignments list on August 21.
    Reeves is charged with nine counts of aggravated sexual assault, six of indecent assault, one of genital mutilation and one of maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm.
    The charges relate to 10 women he operated on between 2001 and 2003 while working on the state’s south coast and in Richmond in Sydney’s northwest.
    The magistrate continued bail for Reeves.

  5. Wow, that’s been a _long_ time coming. I hope the prosecution have all their ducks in a row.

  6. The press in April was already reporting that the court was getting tired of delays from Reeves’ defence and it sounds like the magistrate was suspicious he was changing legal teams in order to delay proceedings: Bega doctor’s lawyers warned not to delay.

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