JAIL TIME: A doctor was sentenced for six years for sexual assault at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Friday, February 10.
JAIL TIME: A doctor was sentenced for six years for sexual assault at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Friday, February 10. Leigh Jensen

Doctor jailed for indecent assault of patient

A GENERAL practitioner has been jailed for six years for sexually assaulting a patient.

The doctor, whose name has been protected by a suppression order, was handed down the jail sentence over the aggravated indecent assault of a woman committed in 2014.

He will serve a non-parole period of four years.

The doctor was sentenced for four counts of aggravated indecent assault, victim under authority of offender.

He also faced a number of aggregated charges with sentences less than the four years parole period in Coffs Harbour Local Court on Friday.

His sentence started on February 1.

The doctor will not be eligible for release before January 31, 2021.

He will face other matters at Sydney's Downing Centre Court on Monday, July 24.