Calgary, AB,

Cardiologist charged with sexual assault

We have charged a doctor with sexual assault stemming from an incident that occurred a decade ago.

In October 2021, we were contacted by a woman who wished to report a historic sexual assault. The victim shared that she had attended a cardiologist’s office for a consultation in December 2012 and was touched inappropriately without her consent during the appointment.

Following an investigation, Michael Stephen CONNELLY, 65, has been charged with one count of sexual assault.

“Trust is key in a doctor-patient relationship and Dr. Connelly was in a position of trust over the victim,” said Staff Sergeant Michelle Doyle with the Calgary Police Service Sexual Assault Investigation Unit. “As individuals and as the greater public, we need to have confidence in those responsible for our medical care.

“We understand that it can take time to process these kinds of events and there is no time limit on when victims of sexual assault can come forward to police,” continued Staff Sergeant Doyle. “These are very sensitive, personal crimes that can leave victims feeling vulnerable and susceptible to additional trauma.”

Anyone who believes they are the victim of a crime is encouraged to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


APP: P3 Tips

Case #21413125/5569