A doctor has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of multiple women, the Toronto Sun reports. The accused physician was identified as Daniel Reid, an internal medicine doctor and resident at the University of Toronto.
According to police sources, police believe there may be additional victims.
Reid was arrested on Tuesday at the University of Toronto Health Centre, where he worked. He was charged with five counts of sexual assault, four counts of sexual interference, and one count of possession of child pornography. A second suspect, who has not been identified, was arrested shortly after on a public transit bus outside the U of T hospital in the west-end neighbourhood of Sheppard Ave. W.
During questioning, Reid told police his vehicle had been broken into. Police believe the stalker followed Reid’s vehicle to his hospital, stole the keys, and used those keys to access the physician’s personal electronic devices. Reid’s vehicle was later recovered, and police retrieved his iPhone 6. The value of the device was described as “significant.” Police suspect Reid stole the device from a vehicle belonging to one of his patients.
On Saturday, police were sent to the hospital after Reid was accused of sexually assaulting a patient, his female patient, who had been undergoing treatment. On Saturday evening, Reid told investigators he had consensual sexual relations with that patient. The woman had been treated at the hospital for a month, but did not seek immediate medical attention on Friday, April 20. Rather, she said she first approached Reid on Sunday morning, when she reported it to hospital staff.
According to a statement from the hospital, Reid has been suspended from the U of T and medical students and residents are no longer permitted to work with him.
This marks the second high-profile arrest by the Toronto Police in connection with a crime against patients in the past week. On Monday, two men, a doctor and a student, were arrested and charged with sexual assault and sexual interference after allegedly sexually assaulting a 24-year-old woman in a manner similar to what was seen in the ongoing investigation of the accused Toronto doctor.