Doctor charged last month with sexual assault faces 20 new counts

Dr. Wameed Ateyah

KING TOWNSHIP, Ont. - Police north of Toronto have laid 20 new sex charges against a doctor for alleged incidents spanning nearly a decade.

York Regional Police initially charged the 49-year-old man from Richmond Hill, Ont., last month with seven counts of sexual assault related to two alleged female victims.

They now say 11 additional alleged victims have since come forward.

Police say all alleged similar experiences of being sexually assaulted during appointments.

One of them was 17 years old at the time of the alleged incident.

Police say the accused, Wameed Ateyah, worked at the Schomberg Medical Centre in King Township, Ont., from 2008 to 2017.