In the city of Hamilton Ontario, a doctor who had already been found guilty of patient Sexual Assault was arrested yesterday on still more charges.
Doctor Daniel Marshall, a pediatrician, was taken into custody and charged with two additional counts of Sexual Assault and Sexual Exploitation.
Marshall, age 56, was already at the John Sopinka Courthouse awaiting sentencing on his earlier conviction at the time of his arrest. And although the prosecution asked for a one-year sentence, Justice R.B. Reid stated that was “too excessive.” He was sentenced to eight months in jail.
A Hamilton police press release states the newest charges were brought forward by two former patients. Both complaints are the result of incidents that allegedly took place in 1990.
During the highly emotional trial two months ago, Marshall was found guilty of sexually assaulting a teenage boy.
Marshall, who specialized in conditions such as Attention Deficit Disorder, remains under investigation by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, which oversees physician licensing in the province.
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Appallingly, the Canadian authorities – often considerably wiser than their southern counterparts when it comes to matters of professional discipline – have not suspended Marshall’s medical license. Even though this doctor has been found guilty of sexual assault, he is allowed to continue to examine young patients as long as he has a babysitter in the treatment room.
A little research reveals this medical maniac had already been sanctioned by Ontario authorities as far back as 2002 and yet again in 2006, after multiple patients complained about the manner and frequency of their genital examinations.
At trial, Marshall told the court that he believed it was prudent to examine his patients’ genitals every few months.
Yes, he really did say that.