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Hoyte pleaded guilty in front of Justice Jim Eamon on Jan. 6, admitting to a lengthy statement of agreed facts detailing how he took advantage of patients who were referred to him, by fondling their breasts during examinations.
Many of those patients were sent to Hoyte for migraines, Greenwood told court at the time.
She said many of the women were confused as to why Hoyte would examine their breasts for headache-related ailments, but few felt confident in reporting him to the police until media reports emerged of him being charged in 2018 with sexually assaulting three patients.
The first complaint against Hoyte was made in 1991, but no charges were laid at that time. A second woman reported the doctor to police in May 2008, but again no action was taken.
When a third woman, who was molested by Hoyte in 2007, went to the police in June 2018, charges involving those three victims were laid, Greenwood said.
“As a result of the media release, 25 more women came forward,” the prosecutor told Eamon.
Hoyte, who remains free on bail, was not in court Friday.
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