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A former physician in Regina is facing a fifth sexual assault charge.

In November, Regina police arrested Sylvester Ukabam, who is 73, on four counts of sexual assault.

Police say the women were patients when he worked as a gastroenterologist.

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In each case the women reported they had been sexually assaulted by their doctor during a physical exam they felt was unnecessary.

Police say the fifth charge stems from an allegation a woman made to police after the November charges became public.

Investigators say the circumstances of the new charge are same as the charges laid in November.

Ukabam resigned in December following an agreement with the Saskatchewan College of Physicians and Surgeons.

The college also received reports of the allegations against Ukabam and laid professional misconduct charges.

The regulatory body ceased its investigation after Ukabam agreed to relinquish his licence and no longer practice medicine.

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