Neurologist charged with 21 counts of sexual assault on past patients

Oct 4 2018, 7:54 pm

21 sexual assault charges have been laid against a retired Calgary neurologist.

An investigation into Dr. Keith Hoyte, a 70-year-old neurologist who had been practising between 1983 and 2013, found that over a dozen patients had been sexually touched by Hoyte during medical exams.

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The investigation was launched in January of this year after a woman came forward to report that the doctor had sexually touched her during an exam in 2007, and two other historical cases — from 2008 and 1991 — were soon discovered.

After those initial charges were made public, 16 additional women came forward to police about their own incidents, and Hoyte’s charges were increased to 21 counts.

He will appear in court on Wednesday, November 21.

The Calgary Police Service also noted in the release that they encourage sexual assault survivors to reach out to them, even if it happened 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,” the release stated.

The Calgary Police Service can be contacted at their non-emergency number of 403-266-1234, anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477, or through their website.

Anyone who is in immediate danger should call 9-1-1 as soon as possible.