On October 20th, 2022, Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) detectives assigned to the Sexual Assault Unit (SAU) received a report of a belated sexual assault involving a family physician in the City of Welland.
Investigation has determined an alleged sexual assault occurred on October 12th, 2022, at a Family Medical Practice located at 188 East Main Street, in the City of Welland.
On February 3rd, 2023, Doctor Boutros MIKHAIL (51 years) of age Oakville, was arrested and charged with one count of sexual assault, contrary to section 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada. He has since been released on a Form 10 Undertaking and is scheduled to attend court on April 28th, 2023, at 102 East Main Street, in the City of Welland.
As this incident involves a physician, notification of his arrest has been made by detectives to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
The circumstances surrounding this incident have led detectives to suspect there may be additional complainants. Individuals and witnesses with further information are encouraged to contact the lead detective by dialing 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009504.
Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information that leads to an arrest.