A general practitioner was yesterday charged with five counts of drugging a fellow doctor and molesting him.
Tan Kok Leong, 49, who is licensed to perform liposuction, faces three charges of molestation and two of giving the 31-year-old the sleeping pill Dormicum.
The alleged victim cannot be named due to a gag order.
Tan is a director of a group of clinics under the Ageless Aesthetic and Revival medical centres.
He is accused of touching the victim's genitals at the Life Source Medical Centre in Novena Medical Centre on June 6 last year.
A month later, Tan allegedly administered Dormicum to the victim before molesting him at the Oasia Hotel in Sinaran Drive, Novena, where the victim had been staying.
Tan allegedly committed two similar offences the next day.
Tan's lawyer, Mr Edmond Pereira, asked for a pre-trial conference date as he needed time to take instructions from his client and make representations.
Tan is out on $10,000 bail, and his passport has been impounded.
He must report to the investigation officer as and when required and not interfere with witnesses.
A pre-trial conference has been set for Nov 10.
Mr Pereira told The Straits Times: "We will be vigorously defending the allegations."
The maximum penalty for molestation is two years' jail, a fine and caning. The maximum punishment for administering a stupefying drug is 10 years' jail, a fine or caning.
This article was first published on October 03, 2014.
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