St. Michael’s Hospital clinical aide charged with sexual assault on 2 patients

Toronto police say John Vialva has been charged with three counts of sexual assault. Toronto police handout

TORONTO – A clinical aide has been charged in alleged sexual assaults on two patients at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital.

Police allege the suspect sexually assaulted a 62-year-old woman in June 2018, as well as a 52-year-old woman between May and September 2019.

Police say the suspect, a 61-year-old man from Toronto, turned himself in on Wednesday.

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He was charged with three counts of sexual assault and was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning.

Investigators say the man worked as a clinical aide at St.

Michael’s from 2016 until the end of last year.

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Prior to that he worked in the hospital’s palliative care unit.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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