WA child psychiatrist on sex abuse charges
A former Perth child psychiatrist, who was struck off the medical register 24 years ago, has been charged with sexually abusing three children who were former patients.
West Leederville man Ian Stuart McAlpine, aged 68, has been charged with 40 offences relating to the sexual abuse of three children aged between 11 and 17.
The alleged abuse occurred while he was a practising child psychiatrist at the Hillview Terrace Hospital, Cambridge Private Hospital and a private practice in Subiaco between 1985 and 1992.
The charges include indecent treatment of a girl under 14, and defilement of a girl under 13 and sexual penetration without consent.
The Medical Board of WA struck McAlpine off its register in 1992 over improper conduct involving him having a sexual relationship with one of his patients.
He was arrested by the WA Police Taskforce Tonalite, which was set up to investigate allegations stemming from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse.
McAlpine intends to plead not guilty to all the charges, his lawyer Mark Andrews told the Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday.