Sex offender who targeted female GPs named in Parliament

Senator Derryn Hinch has used parliamentary privilege to disclose the man's identity

The identity of a convicted sex offender believed to be serially booking appointments solely with female GPs has been revealed in federal Parliament, despite a court order preventing authorities from naming the man.

AMA Victoria urged GP practices in Melbourne to stay on the alert following a string of complaints from female GPs who had allegedly been placed in "dangerous and unacceptable situations" by a male patient.

The 40-year-old, who is being housed in a facility for sex offenders in the state's west, had been requesting appointments with female GPs only.

Now Victorian Senator Derryn Hinch has used parliamentary privilege to break the order and name the man, claiming female GPs are at risk and need to be told of the man’s identity to protect themselves.

Mr Hinch told the Senate on Tuesday: “Although he has a history of raping, stalking and assaulting women, court orders — which I believe to