Dun­das doc­tor fac­ing more sex as­sault charges

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

A Dun­das doc­tor ac­cused of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing pa­tients is fac­ing new charges after more al­leged vic­tims came for­ward to po­lice.

Dr. Pierre Picard was ar­rested again last Tues­day and now faces five new charges re­lated to three al­leged new vic­tims.

The women re­ported be­ing sex­u­ally as­saulted be­tween 2015 and 2016. Hamil­ton po­lice said they came for­ward after two pre­vi­ous news re­ports about other al­leged vic­tims.

The 48-year-old now faces a to­tal of 12 charges of sex­ual as­sault, re­lated to eight al­leged vic­tims — all fe­male pa­tients.

Po­lice con­tinue to be­lieve there may be more vic­tims. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call Det. Carolyne Rash­ford of the Sex­ual As­sault Unit at 905-540-5543.

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