Questions about memory and medication were asked of the complainant during cross examination.
Day two of a sexual assault trial for former Regina doctor Sylvester Ukabam was underway at Regina’s Court of Queen’s Bench on Tuesday. Photo by BRANDON HARDER /Regina Leader-Post
First shock, and then a horror of things left unsaid gripped a Balgonie woman after she typed her doctor’s name into a Google search field.
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The 33-year-old, who levied three allegations of sexual assault against Sylvester Ukabam, told court on Tuesday she did so in 2018 after reading an article that alleged sexual misconduct against the now former gastroenterologist, leading her to believe she wasn’t the only one who’d experienced wrongdoing by the doctor.
“Oh, my God, if I had’ve said something a long time ago, maybe this wouldn’t have happened to her,” she recalled thinking, while delivering emotionally charged testimony during Day 2 of the trial being held in Regina’s Court of Queen’s bench.
The trial began Monday, with Ukabam, 76, being read a list of seven charges of sexual assault from five different complainants — all former patients. To all of these charges, which stem from incidents alleged to have occurred between 2010 and 2017, he pleaded not guilty.
On Tuesday, the…