A doctor in northwestern Alberta is facing a number of charges including sexual assault and sexual interference involving patients dating back as far as 2001, police said Friday.

The Grand Prairie physician was arrested Thursday after search warrants were executed on two clinics where he has been practising medicine, said RCMP Cpl. Riz Suleman.

Police said they laid the charges after a lengthy investigation. Two of the alleged victims, a boy and a girl, were minors at the time of the incidents, while the other two alleged victims, both women, were in their 30s, police said. 

The doctor has been charged with:

  • Five counts of sexual assault.
  • One count of sexual interference.
  • One count of sexual exploitation.
  • Two counts of assault.

The accused has been released from custody with conditions, including the requirement that he not have any contact with any of the alleged victims.

He is to appear in Grande Prairie provincial court on Monday.