A Toronto doctor is facing six counts of sexual assault and was an a suspect in another sexual assault investigation, police have announced. Dr. Antoine Bouclier, 37, was arrested on Monday on numerous accusations involving his patients. He allegedly used to provide unneeded prescriptions for opioids and other painkillers to patients.
Bouclier was detained in Vancouver pending a January bail hearing. The Globe and Mail quoted police as saying he is a suspect in another sexual assault case. These allegations have yet to be independently verified, and police are awaiting the results of a forensic examination.
It’s the second high-profile case involving medication in a month’s time. Michael Li, an Ontario court judge, was fired from his job earlier this month after his alleged involvement in the misuse of a pain medication. The remaining justice of the peace in the case has also resigned. (Bouclier is not charged with the misuse of pain medication.)