After three women reported separate incidents dating back to 1991, a retired Calgary doctor has now been charged with sexual assault, police said on Friday.
According to the Calgary Police Service, a woman contacted police in January of this year 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.
The three cases were reviewed by law enforcement and the Crown Prosecutors. It was determined that charges should be laid.
Now, 71-year-old Calgary resident Keith Mordin Hoyte has been charged with three counts of sexual assault.
He will next appear in court on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.
In light of the incident, police are reminding and encouraging 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, police added.
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, either by phone at 1-800-222-8477, or by leaving a tip online.