Clinical aid charged with alleged sexual assault of multiple female patients

Mar 5 2020, 3:11 pm

A clinical aid has been arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting two patients at St. Michael’s Hospital, according to Toronto police.

Law enforcement says that the first reported incident of sexual assault — of which the victim was a 62-year-old female patient — was reported to have taken place on Friday, June 22, 2019.

Further, police say that between Friday, May 10, 2019, and Sunday, September 1, 2019, the clinical aid sexually assaulted a 52-year-old woman patient at the same hospital.

On Wednesday, March 4, 61-year-old John Vialva, of Toronto, surrendered to police. He was arrested and charged with three counts of Sexual Assault.

Sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes — but is not limited to –kissing, grabbing, oral sex, and penetration. You can learn more here.

Police say Vialva worked as a clinical aid at St. Michael’s Hospital from 2016 until December 2019. Prior to that, he worked in the Palliative Care unit, also at St. Michael’s.

Toronto Police Service

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.

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