No bail for ex-psych on NSW rape charges

A former psychologist is accused of raping a 15-year-old patient in Coffs Harbour in 2017.
A former psychologist is accused of raping a 15-year-old patient in Coffs Harbour in 2017.

A former NSW psychologist has been charged with raping a 15-year-old patient in 2017 and will remain behind bars.

Craig Myles Baker allegedly sexually assaulted the boy during specialist appointments on the state's mid-north coast.

NSW Police on Thursday attended a prison in Kempsey and arrested 55-year-old Baker, charging him with indecently assaulting a person under 16 and aggravated sexual intercourse with a person aged between 14 and 16.

Police will allege in court the former clinical psychologist sexually assaulted the boy - then 15 - between April and May 2017.

Baker appeared at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Friday and declined to apply for bail, which was formally refused by magistrate Ian Rodgers.

He will remain in custody ahead of his next court appearance regarding the matter on November 23, also at Coffs Harbour Local Court.

Australian Associated Press