Allan Umar-Khitab

Hamilton Spectator (Ontario, Canada)
By Prithi Yelaja and Liz Monteiro
July 28, 1999

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A prominent local psychiatrist charged with 11 counts of sexual offences against boys has been suspended from Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Allan Umar-Khitab, who was commonly known as Allan Khitab, had been practising in Cambridge since June 1989. He was the only full-time psychiatrist on staff at the hospital’s mental health clinic.

Khitab’s arrest leaves hundreds, and possibly thousands, of patients in the lurch and hospital officials scrambling to find help.

Reached at his home in Paris, Ont., Khitab refused to comment on the charges against him. “My legal advisors have asked me not to comment at this stage.” …

Khitab appeared in Kitchener court, accompanied by his brother Roland Umar-Khitab from Oakville, for a bail hearing yesterday. He was released on $25,000 bail and will appear in Cambridge court on Sept. 16.

Khitab is charged with four counts of sexual assault, five counts of sexual exploitation, and one count each of sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching. The allegations stem from five patients who saw Khitab in his Cambridge hospital office between 1989 and 1994. The victims range from 12 to 16 years of age…