National   NEWS 
 
 
Home
 
Archives By Location
Local
National
US
World
Archives By Category
Community Reports
Channels
Politics/Justice/Government
Advocacy
Crime
Health
Entertainment/Culture/Sports
Internet
Business
Research
Archives By Specialty
Youth
 
Nova Scotia Doctor to be Re-Indicted
Crown Attorney committed to proving 'medical masturbation' sexual assault
ONLINE:  WEDNESDAY MARCH 22, 3:09 PM EST (GMT-5).

Previous News
Nova Scotia Judge Says 'Medical' Masturbation of Teens Not Sexual Assault
THE Crown Attorney's Office in Halifax has skipped the preliminary hearing stage in moving to restore charges of sexual assault against a rural doctor in Nova Scotia.

The prosecution is filing a direct indictment, according to a Canadian Press report this afternoon, meaning the case will go straight to trial. on February 22nd.  The judge at that time ruled that the doctor's

Charges filed earlier were dismissed following a preliminary hearing behaviour was 'misguided' but not criminal.

The prosecution told CP that the judge erred by failing to consider evidence given by an expert witness.

Dr. William H. Michael Christie, a family physician in rural Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, had been charged with sexual assault in connection with repeated incidents where two teenage boys were brought to orgasm by the doctor during after-hours appointments in 1997 and 1998.  The boys testified during the preliminary hearing that they had thought it was part of their medical treatment for problems including sexual arousal.

Dr. Christie does not deny the incidents.

A trial date has not been set.