The College has become aware that on February 9, 2018, Sherman Shu-Seng Lai, R. TCMP #1897, was charged with four additional counts of sexual assault, 2 counts of assault with a weapon, 2 counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, 2 counts of utter death threats involving 3 additional persons, all of whom were former patients.
On October 31st, 2017, Mr. Lai was arrested and charged by the Guelph Police Service for one count of Sexual Assault against a former patient.
On November 29th, 2017, Mr. Lai Lai was charged with two further counts of sexual assault involving two additional persons, both being former patients.
On January 12th, 2018, Mr. Lai was charged with six additional counts of sexual assault involving five additional persons, all of whom were former patients.
Mr. Lai has signed a voluntary undertaking with the College and is not able to practice TCM or acupuncture. The College continues to investigate these matters.
Mr. Lai's practice, the Centre of Integrative Natural Medicine had been located on Surrey Street in Guelph, Ontario for over 20 years, but moved locations approximately 6 years ago and is currently located at 3 Badenoch Street in Morriston, Ontario.
Guelph Police are informing the public that there is no statute of limitations on crimes of this nature and any persons with information can contact D/Sgt. Clark at 519-824-1212 extension #7518 or CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).