A forensic examination of a mobile phone and laptop allegedly belonging to brain surgeon Peter Geoffrey Lucas  found child exploitation material, court told.
A forensic examination of a mobile phone and laptop allegedly belonging to brain surgeon Peter Geoffrey Lucas found child exploitation material, court told.

Child exploitation material ‘found on surgeon’s devices’

A FORENSIC examination of a mobile phone and laptop allegedly belonging to a Brisbane brain surgeon contains child exploitation material, a court has heard.

In the Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning, prosecutors told Magistrate Anthony Gett that they would need a three week adjournment to "redact sensitive evidence" from the forensic report into the content of Peter Geoffrey Lucas's devices.

"They have identified chidl exploitation material in the forensic report," the prosecutor told the court.

Dr Peter Geoffrey Lucas Neurosurgeon is charged with distributing child porn.
Dr Peter Geoffrey Lucas Neurosurgeon is charged with distributing child porn.

Dr Lucas, 44, who is no longer practising, was charged with one count of distributing child exploitation material by police on August 25.

He was represented in court this morning by solicitor Chantelle Pollock from Gold Coast law firm Behlau Murakami Grant.

Ms Pollock told the court that she had not received the forensic examination report from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Magistrate Gett adjourned the case until February 24, to give prosecutors time to redact the forensic report of "sensitive" material.

Dr Lucas did not appear in court and Ms Pollock told the court he was in regular contact with her office.

His case was previously mentioned on November 18.

Dr Lucas' medical registration was suspended by the Office of the Health Ombudsman in Queensland from September 19 - three weeks he was arrested.

Dr Lucas used to practice out of Brisbane Private Hospital in Spring Hill, and traded under the name Neuron: Brain, Spine, Nerves.

The hospital suspended him from practising soon after he first appeared in the Brisbane Magistrate's Court in late August.

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