Timeline of former Kitchener neurologist Jeffrey Sloka trial: CBC coverage TT News

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The trial against former Kitchener neurologist Jeffrey Sloka, which began last September, is underway at the Waterloo Region Courthouse.

Sloka faces 50 counts of sexual assault related to the 2010 incidents, although the alleged incidents did not come to light until 2017. He has pleaded not guilty to all counts.

Here’s CBC’s coverage of the hearing and all the events leading up to it:

2017 to 2018: Allegations surface and trial

Allegations of sexual abuse from In 2017, three former patients came forward. The alleged incidents ranged from 2010 to 2017, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario heard the allegations the following year.

Sloka was banned due to allegations. After this he was not allowed to be alone with his patients.

Sloka had a primary practice at Grand River Hospital but also had specialties at Guelph General Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener.

2019: Sloka’s license revoked and later charged

After the statements Made by four patients At the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Sloka was stripped of her medical license by the college and could no longer practice.

In October 2019, Sloka was arrested, facing 34 counts of sexual assault as a result of an investigation that began in 2018. The alleged victims, who were 34 of his former clients, ranged in age from 17 to 51.

Two months later, 29 more charges were added and Sloka faced a further trial. $300 thousand From an alleged victim.

2021: More expenses incurred

Sloka faced more sexual harassment allegations, which led to her being brought forward 76 by 2021But today only 50 is facing. A few months later the trial began, where some The charges were withdrawn At the request of the Crown.

Sloka allegedly asked some patients to undress so he could perform a physical or skin examination. It is also alleged that he touched the breasts of his patients. In some cases, it is alleged that he inserted his fingers into patients. He has pleaded not guilty to all 50 counts.

2022: The trial continues

The trial continued last September, a year later. Until now, neurology specialist, Dr. Testimony is heard from Vera Brill, who describes medically inappropriate behavior for a neurologist based on allegations made by Sloka’s former clients.

Sloka’s medical records, documenting her interactions with clients, were also entered into evidence.

They started by hearing about the reported incidents of former clients suffering from headaches and migraines. They now continue with clients who suffered from seizures and loss of consciousness.

The trial will continue till October 11, 2022.

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