GP accused of leading child kidnapping ring calls charges ‘absolute nonsense’

Dr William Russell Pridgeon was committed to stand trial last week
Australian Associated Press
Dr William Pridgeon.
Dr William Pridgeon. Source: AAP.

A GP accused of organising an abduction ring that helped mothers take and hide their children in violation of family court orders says he will fight the charges against him.

Dr William Russell Pridgeon, 67, is facing three counts of child stealing and two counts of conspiring to defeat justice for his alleged role in a network that eluded authorities for years.