Calgary, AB,

Police charge doctor with sexual assault

The Calgary Police Service Sex Crimes Unit has charged a retired doctor with sexual assault following three women reporting incidents dating back to 1991.

In January 2018, a woman contacted police to report that she had been sexually touched without consent during an examination by a neurologist in 2007. When police investigated her allegation, two other historical cases with similar allegations against the same doctor were found – one from 2008 and one from 1991.

When all three cases were reviewed by police and the Crown Prosecutors Office using today’s best practices, it was determined that charges should be laid.

Dr. Keith Mordin HOYTE, 70*, of Calgary, is charged with three counts of sexual assault.

He will next appear in court on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

The Calgary Police Service encourages anyone who has been sexually assaulted to report it, even if it occurred in the past. There is no time limit on how long a victim has to report a sexual assault in Canada and police can still investigate an incident decades after it occurred.

Anyone with information on a sexual assault should call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously using either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

Case# 18056960, 08016559 & 91017662/3660

*PLEASE NOTE: A news release in June 2018 incorrectly stated that Dr. HOYTE is 71 years old. He is actually 70 years old.