Police warn of sex offender targeting female GPs

The man is said to have attempted to book appointments in Melbourne

GPs in Melbourne are being exposed to "dangerous and unacceptable situations" by a convicted sex offender who has been attempting to book one-on-one appointments with female practitioners, the AMA Victoria warns.

Police and the state AMA branch have contacted practices to stay on the alert for the man.

The 40-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, resides at Corella Place, a correctional facility that houses the state’s worst sex offenders after they have served their sentence but still present a threat to the community.

He has been convicted of two counts of rape, and, according to media reports, has a history of stalking and violence.

AMA Victoria emailed its members in August to warn them about the man after several GPs in Melbourne’s North complained about his behaviour.

“We understand that there is a … male, known to police with an alleged sexual offence record, who has been