(Ottawa) – Today, the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse (SACA) Section has charged an Ottawa man following an investigation into the sexual misconduct of a doctor towards his patients.

The SACA investigation started in 2016 and some reported incidents date back to 2012.  So far, three female victims have been identified.

The suspect, a family medical practitioner, worked in the West end of the city at a local Medical Centre.

Walid Al HOUSSAN, 56 years old, of Ottawa is charged with:

  • 3 counts of Sexual assault;
  • 1 count of Sexual interference of a female under 16; and
  • 1 count of Sexual exploitation of a person with a disability.

He is scheduled to appear in court today.

SACA investigators believe there may be more victims.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Police Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.