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Thursday, July 18, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: 9 Sex Charges Withdrawn Against City Doc

A big surprise in court.

All 9 charges of sexual assault against a City doc have been withdrawn.

At a court appearance this morning, all 9 charges were withdrawn but a reason has not been given.

8 of the 9 charges against Dr. Alan Cockeram were laid back in February.

Defence lawyer Brian Munro got into a heated exchange with the judge over the reason the charges were withdrawn, which was not revealed.

Munro says his client's name has been dragged through the mud for 14 months and deserves an explanation. 

Munro tells CHSJ News the complaints against the doctor were organized by a group of people who knew each other with getting a payout as the objective.

In the meantime, Dr. Ed Schollenberg of the College of Physicians and Surgeons says its investigation will continue and a restriction on seeing female patients that was imposed a few months ago by Horizon Health remains in effect.