Update: Oakville doctor arrested again for sexual assault
The Halton Regional Police Service has once again arrested and charged Clarence Clottey, 59, of Oakville for sexual assault against a female patient.
At the time of the assault, Clottey was a practicing doctor at Bristol Family Physicians located at 102-2315 Bristol Circle in Oakville.
Police believe there may be additional victims.
Clottey has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Original story from Jan. 12, 2020:
An Oakville doctor has had restrictions placed on his medical practice in accordance with allegations of misconduct and sexual assault charges.
“On January 10, 2020, on the basis of uncontested facts and a plea of no contest, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Clarence Edwin Clottey committed an act of professional misconduct, in that he engaged in conduct or an act or omission relevant to the practice of medicine that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional,” the summary reads.
Clottey, who received his certificate of independent practice in 2010, was first arrested in 2016 and charged with six counts of sexual assault.
Six patients testified during the four-week criminal trial at the Ontario Court of Justice in Halton. Allegations included Clottey inappropriately touching a female patient’s nipples during some examinations and making contact with a female patient’s clitoris during some examinations.
On July 12, 2018, Justice Stephen D. Brown acquitted Clottey on all counts.
In November 2019, Clottey was arrested by Halton Police and charged over the alleged sexual assault of a female patient in 2014.
The CPSO placed a practice restriction on Clottey that he not perform any examination of the breast, pelvic, or rectal area of any female patient, and that he provide a referral to another physician for any female patient who seeks and/or may in his judgment require an examination of the breast, pelvic, or rectal area.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario also says that Clottey was suspended for a year.
This restriction was put into effect in April 2017 and remains in effect.
To read the full summary, click here.
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Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include information about Clottey’s year-long suspension.
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