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Veteran Toronto doctor facing more sexual assault charges Add to ...

A veteran Toronto pediatrician is facing more sexual assault charges after several women contacted police to report that they were allegedly abused as teenaged patients.

Dr. Arturo Sanchez was charged Tuesday with 11 counts of sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual interference and indecent assault involving seven women.

“We’ve had additional people come forward to provide allegations against the doctor,” said Detective Jeff Bangild.

Some of the alleged abuse goes back decades, Det. Bangild said. He said investigators are still conducting interviews with additional women.

In March, Dr. Sanchez was arrested and charged after a teenaged patient alleged he sexually assaulted her during an appointment at his clinic in Little Italy in February. At the time, Ontario’s College of Physicians and Surgeons said it was investigating Dr. Sanchez.

Dr. Sanchez graduated from the National University of Colombia in 1958 and qualified as a pediatrician in Canada in 1964. He was licensed to practice medicine in Ontario the following year.

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