Calgary, AB,
03
October
2018
|
20:45
America/Denver

Police lay additional sexual assault charges against neurologist

The Calgary Police Service has charged a retired Calgary neurologist with 18 new counts of sexual assault following an investigation into allegations that he sexually touched 16 more patients during medical exams that occurred between 1983 and 2013. These charges are in addition to three previous charges laid in June 2018 for similar allegations made by three other victims.

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.

Following the public release of the charges laid in those cases, 16 more women contacted police to report similar incidents. After investigating the reports, detectives in the Sex Crimes Unit laid the additional charges.

Dr. Keith Mordin HOYTE, 70*, of Calgary, is now charged with a total of 21 counts of sexual assault.

He will next appear in court on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 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
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

As this case is now before the courts, no further information can be released.

Case# 18332837/3660

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