Psychiatrist Charged With Sexual Assault

Doctor also faces disciplinary hearing for alleged bizarre impropriety with patients
Andrew Seymour, The Ottawa Citizen
Published: Friday, March 16, 2007
An Ottawa psychiatrist facing a disciplinary hearing for allegedly tying a rope around a patient’s genitals and leading him around the office, and other bizarre sexual behaviour, has been charged with six criminal counts of sexual assault.
Dr. Juan Tejeda Rosario, 63, appeared briefly in an Ottawa court yesterday after police allege he repeatedly sexually assaulted two male patients over the past 10 years.
The doctor, who is known by the name Dr. Tejeda, is also scheduled to go before a College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario discipline committee in Toronto on Monday.
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According to a notice of hearing, Dr. Tejeda is accused of engaging in sexual impropriety with a patient, sexually abusing a patient and engaging in conduct that would “reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional.”
Among the allegations contained in the notice of hearing are that Dr. Tejeda had sex with two male patients, had both patients perform oral sex on him and masturbate him.
None of the allegations against Dr. Tejeda has been proven.
When a Citizen reporter approached him outside his Ottawa home yesterday, Dr. Tejeda refused comment. He also declined to speak when a Canwest reporter reached him at his office in the Smyth Medical Centre on Russell Road earlier this week. His lawyer, Todd Burke, did not return phone calls yesterday.
The document alleges one of his psychiatric patients, who saw Dr. Tejeda from 1991 to 2006 and says he entered into a sexual relationship with him in December 1995, was kissed, penetrated with objects — including a toilet brush and riding whip — and had a plastic bag put over his head while he performed oral sex on Dr. Tejeda.
The notice of hearing said on one occasion, Dr. Tejeda allegedly pierced the patient’s genitals with a needle, causing him to bleed. The notice of hearing also alleges the doctor engaged in sexual fantasies where Dr. Tejeda would talk about “being rough” with the patient to the point the patient “would bleed or require medical attention.”
The most recent incident, the notice of hearing alleges, occurred in January 2006, when Dr. Tejeda is accused of anally penetrating the patient without his consent.
In relation to the other patient, Dr. Tejeda is accused of having the patient masturbate in front of him, in addition to having anal and oral sex with him, the notice alleges.
When the patient disclosed his sexual involvement with Dr. Tejeda at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, it’s alleged Dr. Tejeda assisted the patient in retracting the disclosure, the notice of hearing says.
Dr. Tejeda is also accused of paying the patient’s girlfriend, who also was one of his patients, $3,000 in installments in exchange for her not disclosing her knowledge of his alleged sexual involvement with her boyfriend, the document alleges.
The notice of hearing alleges some of the acts of sexual impropriety and sexual abuse took place in Dr. Tejeda’s office, while others occurred in his car and at a patient’s home.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons said Dr. Tejeda was suspended from practice on Jan. 11. He wasn’t criminally charged until Jan. 31, according to police.
Dr. Tejeda’s disciplinary hearing has been scheduled to cover five days next week, followed by another 11 days over four additional weeks between May and June. His next court appearance is scheduled for April. 5.

© The Ottawa Citizen 2007

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by SolitoN on March 21, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    I’m as much disturbed by the omission of this man’s picture in every web news article I’ve read than by his huge abuse of trust. The laxity of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario in dealing with him is also very disturbing:

    From the Globe and Mail:

    “In an interview after yesterday’s hearing, college spokeswoman Kathryn Clarke said the most serious punishment that could be handed out, had the allegations against Mr. Tejeda been proved, was to revoke his medical licence — which he could then reapply for if he wished. Instead, Mr. Tejeda has agreed not only to resign, but to never apply for a licence again.

    “That’s more than what we could have gotten at a disciplinary hearing,” Ms. Clarke said”

    So where exactly does the punishment act as a deterrent? There isn’t even a punishment, it seems to me…


  2. Posted by Anonymous on April 10, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    Hold on everyone. He has not been found guilty yet. At this point we know that two male psychiatric patients have claimed of sexual assault. We know nothing more.


  3. Posted by Entropy on December 15, 2007 at 2:45 am

    I used to be a patient of his from about 1992 to 1993. While I didn’t notice anything improper on his part, I think the allegations are believable. He seemed rather creepy and excessively personal in our appointments, although that may be my distrust talking. Still, I’m glad I quit seeing him when I did.


  4. Posted by Karol on June 15, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Ottawa shrink on trial for bizarre homosexual acts with his patient.
    Married Doc had sex with HIV-positive patient, court told


    The Ottawa Sun

    OTTAWA – A married Ottawa psychiatrist continued to have unprotected sex in his office with a homosexual patient even after the patient told the doctor he was HIV-positive, court heard yesterday.

    The 45-year-old complainant, testifying behind a privacy screen in the sexual assault trial of Dr. Juan Tejeda, said he remained in the sexual relationship, which lasted more than 10 years, because he was “terrified” Tejeda would reject him as a patient.

    Tejeda, 65, has pleaded not guilty to five counts of sexual assault and three counts of sexual assault with a weapon. The charges involve two complainants dating back to the early 1990s.

    The second complainant testified yesterday he began seeing Tejeda in the early 1990s for a variety of anxiety issues, including depression and promiscuity. During counselling sessions, the man said Tejeda asked him what he liked during sex.

    He said the doctor used that information a year later to seduce him.

    “He did everything perfectly, just as I told him a year prior,” he said. “I was amazed. Here’s my psychiatrist loving me. I was in heaven.”

    The man, who was on welfare, said Tejeda was billing OHIP for the sessions. He said Tejeda would ask, “Do you want to have sex now or after we talk?

    The man said he grew increasingly uncomfortable as Tejeda became more aggressive and experimented with other sexual fantasies. He said Tejeda, a horseback riding enthusiast, would tie a horsewhip around his genitals and lead him around the office. The horsewhip was introduced into evidence.

    The man also said he suffered permanent eye damage when he blacked out after Tejeda put a garbage bag over his head and choked him while performing a sex act, which he had agreed to.

    “It was like on the Simpsons, when Homer would grab Bart by the throat and Bart’s eyes would bulge out,” the man testified.

    In September 2004, the man, who continued to have other sexual partners, became HIV-positive. He said he told Tejeda, but Tejeda did not take it seriously.

    The trial continues on Monday.



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