Saskatchewan decide underneath evaluate after sexual assault trial of former Regina physician

The Canadian Judicial Council says it is reviewing a complaint filed against a judge who recently heard a sexual assault trial for a former Regina doctor.

The complaint was filed on June 8 by a woman who had accused Sylvester Ukabam of touching her inappropriately while he performed a colonoscopy.

The woman cannot be named due to a publication ban.

Last month, Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Brian Scherman acquitted Ukabam of seven counts of sexual assault.

The judge said in his written decision that the women were mistaken about what they felt.

The complainant says the judge’s decision reflects an underlying attitude of ignorance, misogyny and gender bias that she says is deeply unsettling.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 16, 2022.

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