Intern suspended for rape in pharmacy

A pharmacist intern who sexually assaulted customer at a pharmacy has been suspended from practising for four years.

Kuang King Tan digitally raped a 22-year-old woman in an office area behind the dispensary after she showed him a rash on her stomach.

When police contacted Tan about the allegations he booked a one-way ticket to Malaysia.

But the provisionally registered pharmacist was arrested that night at Melbourne airport.

In November 2014, Tan was sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty in the Melbourne County Court to one charge of rape.

The sentence included an order to complete a sex offenders’ course and 300 hours of unpaid community work upon release.

Last month, Tan faced the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in a case brought by the Pharmacy Board.

The tribunal heard that he had initially told police that his role as a pharmacist