Tahiti top doctor charged with sexual assault

3:56 pm on 26 April 2019

The president of French Polynesia's Council of Physicians has been detained and charged with sexual assault.

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Tahiti-infos reported that Gilles Soubiran has been accused of assaulting a minor under the age of 15.

He was taken into custody reportedly after being under investigation for several months.

Media reports said while awaiting a decision on whether to release him, Dr Soubiran is being held in prison.

It is not known if a complaint is at the centre of the investigation.