It has come to the attention of the College that on April 11, 2018, Sherman Shu-Seng Lai, R. TCMP #1897, was charged with four more counts of sexual assault involving four additional persons, all of whom were former patients. This in addition to charges laid on October 31, 2017, November 29, 2017, January 12, 2018 and February 9, 2018. On October 31, 2017 Sherman Lai was arrested and charged by the Guelph Police Service for one count of Sexual Assault against a former patient. On November 29, Sherman Lai was charged with two further counts of sexual assault involving 2 additional persons both being former patients. On January 12, Sherman Lai was charged with 6 additional counts of sexual assault involving 5 additional persons all of whom were former patients. On February 9, Sherman Lai was charged with 4 additional counts of sexual assault as well as one count of 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. The College is investigating these matters.
Mr. Lai's practice, the Centre of Integrative Natural Medicine had been located on Surrey Street for over 20 years, but moved locations approximately 6 years ago and is currently located at 3 Badenoch Street in Morriston, Ontario. Mr. Lai has signed a voluntary undertaking with the College and is not able to practice TCM or acupuncture.
The Guelph Police continues to inform 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. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.csgw.tips.