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Bail for doctor facing three assault charges

Bail for doctor facing three assault charges Dr Wayne Welch (right) leaving the court yesterday with attorney Anthony Wiltshire. (Picture by Maria Bradshaw.)

Tue, August 13, 2013 - 12:02 AM

A GYNAECOLOGIST ACCUSED of indecently assaulting three women was released on bail when he appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Dr Wayne Welch,  of Mount Wilton,  St Thomas, was not required to plead to indecently assaulting  one woman on February 2; another on June 16  and a third on June 20, all in 2012.

There was no objection to bail but prosecutor Station Sergeant Keith Belle asked that bail  be granted with  certain conditions.

He asked that Welch be made to surrender  his passport; that  he be made to present himself at the police station nearest to him and that he have  nothing to do with  the complainants  during the “currency  of the matters”.

Magistrate Douglas Frederick confiscated Welch’s passport, ordered him to report to District “F” Station every Wednesday, and released him with a surety  of $15 000.

Welch, who was represented by Anthony Wiltshire, returns to court on November 4. (HLE)


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Posted by Leonard B 1 year, 2 months ago
A repulsive abuse of trust and abandonment of professionalism, if the charges are true. However, he remains innocent until proven guilty. If the charges are borne out and guilt is proven, he should feel the heavy weight of the law, doctor or not. I also can't help but wonder if previous convictions are considered in cases of this nature. LB.

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