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Abortion trial for Kingston doctor slated for next year

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2012 | 9:24 PM

Chad Bryan, Gleaner Writer

Prominent Kingston-based gynaecologist, Dr Lloyd Goldson, is to go on trial on February 21 next year in an abortion case .

Goldson is accused of performing an illegal abortion on a young girl.

Her mother is also before the court on the charge of procuring an abortion, cruelty to child and failing to make a report to the Children’s Registry.

In court today, Goldson and the woman were granted an extension of their $150,000 bail until the trial date.

It’s alleged that Goldson performed an abortion on a 12-year-old said to be four months pregnant.

The police were called in after the child developed complications and had to be admitted to hospital.