Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Hamilton Chiropractor Charged with Alleged Sexual Assault of Two Women

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Hamilton Chiropractor Charged with Alleged Sexual Assault of Two Women

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Hamilton chiropractor charged with sex crimes

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A Ontario chiropractor, already facing discipline with professional watchdogs, has been charged in connection with two alleged sexual assaults on his patients.

A woman reported to Hamilton police earlier this year that her chiropractor had sexually assaulted her in 2015, investigators said Friday.

Police then reopened a previous investigation into the same man, begun in 2016, when another woman reported that he had sexually assaulted her.

Dr. Scott Huehn of Hamilton was charged with two counts of sexual assault on Thursday and released on bail.

His lawyers did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

As a condition of his bail, Huehn is allowed to continue practising but cannot "be in the company of female patients, including to conduct any physical examinations or medical procedures" unless he is in the presence of a regulated health-care professional approved of by the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, bail documents show.

He must also, as part of his release, keep a log of all his interactions with patients, which must be made available to the College upon request, the court documents say.

Huehn has faced a disciplinary process with the College since 2017 -- based on allegations made by the woman who spoke to police in 2016 -- but the professional watchdog has not issued any orders with regards to his ability to practise, college registrar and general counsel Jo-Ann Willson said Friday.

The woman who approached police in 2016 also filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario last year, seeking $150,000 in damages from Huehn and her former employers at a local bar, a letter of apology, and an order that her former employers develop a comprehensive sexual harassment policy.

The woman said in her complaint that she received several chiropractic treatments from Huehn, who was also a regular customer at the bar where she worked. …

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