The chief medical health officer for Interior Health in B.C. has been arrested.
Alberta RCMP said Dr. Albert de Villiers was arrested in Kelowna on Tuesday on one count of sexual assault and one count of sexual interference.
RCMP said the charges come from Grande Prairie RCMP but could not confirm when the alleged incidents happened.
Interior Health said it will have more information on Wednesday.
De Villiers was named chief medical health officer for Interior Health in August 2020.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, de Villiers has been a high-profile figure, fronting the COVID-19 response in the community.
Prior to moving to the Okanagan, de Villiers was the lead medical officer in Alberta’s North zone and was based out of Grande Prairie.
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