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Ottawa doctor charged with sexual assault

Police believe there may be more victims

Ottawa police have charged a local doctor with sexual assault.

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Ottawa police have charged a local doctor with sexual assault.

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.

According to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Al Houssan has been licensed to practice in Ontario since 2006. His primary practice is based out of the Sunrise Medical Centre on Merivale Road, which is inside the Loblaw’s grocery store.

A sign outside the clinic on Thursday indicated it would be closed until Tuesday.

Some of the alleged incidents date back to 2012.

Police have identified three female victims so far.

Al Houssan, 56, has been charged with three counts of sexual assault, one count of sexual interference and one count of sexual exploitation of a person with a disability.

Police believe there may be more victims and are encouraging anyone with information to contact the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944.

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