Canada Ottawa police charge family doctor with sexual assault

07:11  19 may  2017
07:11  19 may  2017 Source:   CBC

Soldier faces sex assault, child porn charges

  Soldier faces sex assault, child porn charges A Canadian Forces corporal is facing charges including sexual assault, voyeurism and possession of child pornography. In a news release Wednesday, the military says the investigation started when a hidden recording device was found in January in a home of another member of the Canadian army in the Washington, D.C.

Ottawa police charged a family doctor with sexual assault after investigating complaints from three of his patients. The Ottawa Police sexual assault and child abuse unit began the investigation in 2016 and said some reported incidents date back to 2012.

Ottawa Police have charged a local doctor with sexual assault . After an investigation that began last year police have charged Walid Al Houssan, 56, a family physician.

Seven people have been arrested and charged after Ottawa police raided two illegal marijuana dispensaries on Tuesday afternoon. CBC © Copyright: (C) Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, http://www.cbc.ca/aboutcbc/discover/termsofuse.htm... Seven people have been arrested and charged after Ottawa police raided two illegal marijuana dispensaries on Tuesday afternoon. CBC

Ottawa police charged a family doctor with sexual assault after investigating complaints from three of his patients.

The Sunrise Medical Centre in Nepean was closed on May 18, 2017. Dr. Walid Al Houssan practiced medicine at the clinic, and Ottawa police have charged him with sexual assault — and are concerned there may be more victims. Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco/CBC © Copyright: (C) Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, http://www.cbc.ca/aboutcbc/discover/termsofuse.htm... The Sunrise Medical Centre in Nepean was closed on May 18, 2017. Dr. Walid Al Houssan practiced medicine at the clinic, and Ottawa police have charged him with sexual assault — and are concerned there may be more victims. Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco/CBC

Walid Al Houssan, 56, is facing three counts of sexual assault, one count of sexual interference involving a girl under 16, and one count of sexual exploitation of a person with a disability.

Canadian soldier in custody after secret recording device found in U.S. home

  Canadian soldier in custody after secret recording device found in U.S. home A Canadian Forces corporal who had been assigned to the Canadian embassy in Washington is facing charges of sexual assault and possession of child pornography after a covert recording device was discovered in the home of another Canadian military member serving in the U.S. A military police spokesman said Friday the soldier is in custody in Gagetown, NB.

Ottawa police have charged an Ottawa family doctor with five counts of sexual offences. Walid Al-Houssan, 56, is charged with three counts of sexual assault , one of sexual interference involving a girl under the age of 16, and one of sexual exploitation of a person with a disability.

The Ottawa Police Service is here to assist and support survivors of sexual assault in a sensitive manner. A person can be sexually assaulted by a stranger, their partner, dates, co-workers, acquaintances or family members.

Tara Regan and Shawna Riedlinger were both patients of Dr. Walid Al Houssan at his walk-in clinic in Nepean. They were surprised to hear about the charges laid against him. Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco/CBC © Copyright: (C) Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, http://www.cbc.ca/aboutcbc/discover/termsofuse.htm... Tara Regan and Shawna Riedlinger were both patients of Dr. Walid Al Houssan at his walk-in clinic in Nepean. They were surprised to hear about the charges laid against him. Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco/CBC

The Ottawa Police sexual assault and child abuse unit began the investigation in 2016 and said some reported incidents date back to 2012. They have identified three female complainants and investigators are concerned there may be more.

Police say the accused worked at a clinic in the city's west end.

The website for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) says Al Houssan's primary practice is at the Sunrise Medical Centre in Nepean. He also has secondary practices in Kemptville and Maniwaki.

Jury finds Wayne Howard Bernard guilty in cold case sex assault

  Jury finds Wayne Howard Bernard guilty in cold case sex assault Jury finds Wayne Howard Bernard guilty in cold case sex assaultA jury has found Wayne Howard Bernard guilty of the brutal rape of a Calgary grandmother 22 years ago.

Ottawa police say they started investigating last year and some of the alleged incidents date back to 2012. They say Walid Al Houssan, 56, is charged with three counts of sexual assault , one count of sexual interference Police say the suspect worked as a family doctor at a west-end medical centre.

Ottawa police say they started investigating last year and some of the alleged incidents date back to 2012. They say Walid Al Houssan, 56, is charged with three counts of sexual assault , one count of sexual interference Police say the suspect worked as a family doctor at a west-end medical centre.

A sign at the Sunrise Medical Centre said it was closed Thursday and won't reopen until May 23.

Patients disturbed, shocked

Shawna Riedlinger said she visited Al Houssan about five times at his Nepean walk-in clinic and discussed a "personal intimate issue" with him.

"I'm a little disturbed based on the things I've gone there to visit for," she said. 

Riedlinger said, in her experience, Al Houssan brought a female nurse into the room, so it wasn't just the two of them. Now, she said, she will be visiting her family doctor more, rather than going to the walk in clinic.

Tara Regan also visited Houssan's clinic a handful of times and said she's shocked at the news.

"I've always found him very nice, very courteous. I always felt very comfortable around him. So, I'm so surprised," she said.

Professional investigation underway

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, which regulates the medical profession in the province, confirmed that Al Houssan is currently the subject of an investigation and that he does not have any prior disciplinary history.

A spokesperson said the college does not grant interviews about ongoing investigations.

Houssan was scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call police at 613-236-1222 ext. 5944. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). 

Police say alleged sexual assault was 'incredibly random' .
Police say alleged sexual assault was 'incredibly random'An alleged sexual assault of a five-year-old boy in an Elbow Park alley Saturday was an “incredibly random” event, police said Tuesday.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!