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Former Kitchener neurologist faces new sexual assault charges

A former Kitchener neurologist is now charged with a total of 63 sexual assault charges.

Jeffrey Sloka has been charged with 29 additional separate sexual assault charges

Jeffrey Sloka has now been charged with 29 sexual assault charges, after previously being charged with 34 separate counts of sexual assault. (CBC)

A former Kitchener neurologist faces 29 new sexual assault charges from former patients.

Jeffrey Sloka had already been charged with 34 separate sexual assaults against women in Waterloo region.

It is alleged, from January 2010 to June 2017, Sloka sexually assaulted patients under his care while he was a physician in Kitchener. 
Jeffrey Scott Sloka is named in a notice of hearing from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. (Grand River Hospital Annual Report)

Investigators with the Waterloo Regional Police Service say there may be more victims.

The 51-year-old was put under restrictions at Kitchener's Grand River hospital in 2017. He was then stripped of his licence in May 2019 and arrested with the first set of charges in September. 

The complainants had ranged in age from 17 to 51.

In addition to working at Grand River Hospital, Sloka also previously had privileges at Guelph General Hospital and St. Mary's General Hospital in Kitchener, according to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

CPSO prosecutor Morgana Kellythorne's submission to the Discipline Committee at the College's public hearing: 

"Dr. Sloka sexually abused multiple patients during medical examinations," said the college's prosecutor Morgana Kellythorn during its public hearing. 

"Patients  are at their most vulnerable in the examination room, where they rely on doctor's expertise and professionalism when it comes to being physically touched or directed to undress. These patients were exploited and deceived by Dr. Sloka for his own sexual purposes," Kellythorn said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service's Special Victim's Unit at 519-570-9777 ext. 8673 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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