A 73 year-old Regina male is facing four criminal charges after a lengthy investigation into allegations of sexual assault. The Regina Police Service does not, typically, include information about an accused person’s employment; however, this is an exception where the individual’s profession places him in a position of authority over members of the public. The charged person was a practicing physician at the time of the alleged sexual assaults.
The Regina Police Service first received an allegation of sexual assault in July of 2017. An adult female alleged her doctor sexually assaulted her, under the pretense of conducting a physical examination, in spite of her protests that the so-called examination was unnecessary and unwanted. Through this investigation, in recent months, the investigator learned of three other women who had shared similar allegations, involving the same suspect, with another authority. These allegations relate to incidents as far back as 2012. Investigation into these cases led to the arrest of a 73 year-old male, without incident, in Regina on Thursday, November 22, 2018.
Seventy-three year-old Sylvester UKABAM, of Regina, is charged with four charges of Sexual Assault, contrary to section 271 of the Criminal Code. UKABAM was released on an Officer Undertaking to appear in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018.
The Regina Police Service will continue investigation as may be needed. Anyone who has information is encouraged to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.