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

Timeline of former Kitchener neurologist Jeffrey Sloka trial: CBC coverage

Warning: This story contains some graphic details.

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

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

This is CBC’s coverage of the trial and all the events before it:

2017 to 2018: Charges surface and hearings

allegations of sexual abuse from Three former patients appeared in 2017, The alleged incidents date from 2010 to 2017, and the following year a hearing was held from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario to hear these allegations.

Sloka was banned because of the allegations. After this he was not allowed to live unaccounted for with his patients.

Sloka had his primary practice at Grand River Hospital, but also had privileged positions at Guelph General Hospital and St Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener.

2019: Sloka stripped of license and later charged

after statements made by four patients At the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Sloka was stripped of his 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 trial of more than $300 thousand from an alleged victim.

2021: More allegations made

Sloka faces more sexual harassment allegations 76 by 2021But today facing only 50. Trials began a few months later, where some charges withdrawn At the request of the Crown.

Sloka reportedly asked some patients to take off their clothes so that they could do a physical or skin test. It is also alleged that he touched the breasts of his patients. In some cases, it is alleged that he put his fingers in patients. He has pleaded not guilty in all 50 cases.

2022: Trial on

The trial continued a year later, last September. So far, the testimony of neurology expert, Dr. Vera Brill, has been heard, which outlines the medically inappropriate behavior for a neurologist based on allegations made by Sloka’s former clients.

Sloka’s medical records, documenting his interactions with clients, were also recorded in evidence.

He began by hearing about alleged incidents from former clients who suffered from headaches and migraines. They are now running with clients who were suffering from seizures and loss of consciousness.

The trial continues on October 11, 2022.


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