Book of evidence served on retired consultant charged with indecent assault of 16 patients

A retired consultant surgeon has been sent forward for trial on charges of indecently assaulting 16 male patients.

Book of evidence served on retired consultant charged with indecent assault of 16 patients

A retired consultant surgeon has been sent forward for trial on charges of indecently assaulting 16 male patients.

Eighty-year-old Michael Shine, who lives on Wellington Road, Dublin, is alleged to have carried out the assaults over three decades.

Dr Shine is accused of indecently assaulting the patients at a private medical clinic and at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda on dates from the 1960s to the 1980s.

He was first brought before Dublin District Court last July. The court was told he replied not guilty to all of the charges and to one charge he said he wasn't in Ireland at the time.

He was granted bail on his own bond of €5,000 and ordered to sign on weekly at Donnybrook Garda Station.

Today, dressed in a grey suit and overcoat, Dr Shine returned to court for service of the book of evidence.

Judge Cormac Dunne remanded him on continuing bail and sent him forward for trial to the current sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

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