Interior's Chief Medical Health officer replaced after sexual assault charge | iNFOnews

10 Juin, 2021, 08:51 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Former North Zone Medical Officer of Health Dr. Albert de Villiers

Grande Prairie RCMP say the charges against de Villiers come after allegations of the sexual assaults against the young child were reported to them on May 28 of this year.

Grande Prairie RCMP said it received a report of sexual offences committed against a child on May 28.

In a statement to NL News, Interior Health said it would not be able to comment on the matter today.

"On June 8, 2021, Albert de Villiers (52) was arrested in Kelowna, B.C with assistance from Kelowna RCMP". We will be appointing a temporary interim CMHO tomorrow (Wednesday) to function for the week, and Dr. Sue Pollock will be in the position starting next week.

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"All further questions should be directed to the RCMP", Interior Health said in a statement. He told reporters that the pending court case would not affect the region's delivery of COVID-19 vaccines and that the doctors taking over for de Villiers had a wealth of experience.

"This is a serious matter that we can not comment on this evening".

Police say a chief medical officer of health for the southern Interior of British Columbia who was arrested on sex charges has been released from custody on the condition he appear in court later this month. "In particular the individual is now on leave".

Interior Health is yet to comment, but de Villiers is still listed as the organization's chief medical officer. He previously worked as lead medical officer of health for the North Zone and was based out of Grande Prairie.

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