Interior Health’s top doctor charged with sexual assault, sexual interference

  • Interior Health’s top doctor charged with sexual assault, sexual interference

Interior Health’s top doctor charged with sexual assault, sexual interference

Information on the charge alleges that de Villiers unlawfully committed a sexual assault upon the victim between those dates and the interference charge alleges that de Villiers "did for a sexual objective, unlawfully touch, directly or indirectly, with a part of the body or with an object, a part of the body (of) a person under the age of 16 years old".

De Villiers faces one count of sexual assault and one count of sexual interference.

Grande Prairie RCMP said it received a report of sexual offences committed against a child on May 28.

De Villiers is in custody awaiting a bail hearing which is expected to take place tomorrow, June 9. "As you know, it's obviously a police matter and we're limited about what we can say as it works its way through the judicial system - as it should".

The former lead doctor in Alberta Health Services' North Zone and current chief medical officer of health for Interior Health in British Columbia has been charged with two sexual offences.

In a teleconference Wednesday afternoon, Health Minister Adrian Dix offered little comment on de Villiers' arrest.

Interior Health's chief medical officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a young child, Mounties in Alberta have confirmed. "Dr. Sue Pollock will be in the position starting next week", the statement said.

A spokesperson said the health authority could not comment further on Tuesday, and directed questions to the RCMP. He originally came to Canada from South Africa.