Hamilton, Ontario ,
18
January
2019
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18:41
America/New_York

Local Acupuncturist Arrested in Relation to Two Sexual Assaults

Hamilton Police believe there may be more victims after a Hamilton acupuncturist was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual assault from two unrelated victims.

A 63-year-old Hamilton doctor was arrested for two counts of Sexual Assault in relation to two separate incidents that took place while he was practicing at an Acupuncture clinic located in East Hamilton.

The incidents occurred between October 2017 and January 2019. The female victims age 24 and 67 years attended Dr. Chanpheng Anousaya’s (AKA Dr. Chan) place of business for treatment and subsequently contacted police to report being sexually assaulted during treatment.

The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture have been notified of these incidents and are conducting their own investigation.

 CHARGES

  • Sexual Assault X 2

Dr. Chanpheng Anousaya has been released from custody with conditions.

Police believe there could be more victims.  Hamilton Police are asking for any other victims who wish to report an incident to contact the Sexual Assault Unit. Any information can be reported to the police by contacting the Sexual Assault Unit, Detective Candace Culp at (905)-546-4846.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com

There is no guaranteed way to prevent a sexual assault. Sharing the details of these assaults is intended to provide the community information, and people are encouraged to trust their instincts. For confidential support, please call the Sexual Assault Centre's 24-hour support line at 905-525-4162 or connect at www.sacha.ca, or the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre at www.hhsc.ca/sadv.