A Queensland nurse who allegedly dosed a woman he met on a dating app with sedatives before sexually assaulting her has been denied bail.
The 30-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared by videolink in a Brisbane court on 10 charges including stupefying to commit an indictable offence, rape, sexual assault, unlawful stalking and making recordings in breach of privacy.
Police say a woman in her early 20s met the man at a Brisbane city apartment, where she was assaulted after being administered a stupefying drug.
"She participated in a drink with that man and whilst at the apartment the behaviour that is the subject of the charges is alleged to have taken place," Detective Superintendent Tony Fleming told reporters after the man's court appearance on Wednesday.
"There was an impact on her consciousness and after she was able to gather her wits she left and subsequently received some assistance from her family and also a GP."
The woman later made a complaint to police.
The court heard police believe the sedatives the man used came from the southeast Queensland hospital where he works.
The stalking charge relates to another victim.
Magistrate Anthony Gett denied the man bail on Wednesday saying his position as a registered nurse was concerning.
"It would seem ... he has knowledge and training with those drugs said to be the administered stupefying drugs," he added.
Mr Gett said he also had concerns about the method and nature of the alleged offences.
"The allegations concern a level of deliberateness and planning," Mr Gett added.
The court heard police have seized phones and a computer to look for evidence as the man used social media platforms like Tinder and Snapchat to meet women.
Mr Gett said a police officer's affidavit provided some detail about the manner in which the alleged offences had occurred.
"There is allegations of sexual predation, particularly in relation to the administering of stupefying drugs."
The man is expected to appear in court on August 24.
Australian Associated Press