Asylum seeker allegedly groped two nurses after being transferred from Nauru to Australia

An Afghan asylum seeker allegedly inappropriately touched two female nurses after being rushed from Nauru to Australia for medical treatment. 

The 38-year-old man was being treated at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital last month when the alleged incident occurred.

He also allegedly threatened to physically assault both the nurses after he found out they had complained to security.

Police were called and charged the man with common assault, touching a person without consent, stalking and intimidating intending to cause harm.

He will face a Sydney court today.

It’s likely this case will be used as ammunition by the government as it tries to block Wentworth MP Kerryn Phelps’ medivac bill, which would allow asylum seekers to be transferred to Australia on the advice of two doctors.

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