Police have charged a 41-year-old London neurologist with luring and communicating with a person under the age of 18 for the purpose of paying for sexual services.
The London Police Cyber Crime Unit arrested Dr. Harvey Christopher Hyson on Thursday (April 12) following an Internet investigation that began earlier this month.
Hyson sat on the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) board of directors and, according to the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons, has hospital privileges at the centre’s South Street, Victoria and University hospitals, as well as St. Joseph’s Health Care.
The LHSC issued a media release Friday (April 13) stating that it is “taking the necessary steps to ensure that he is not practicing at LHSC pending further information.”
“We are cooperating with the London Police Service and we will not be releasing any other details at this time.”
Hyson is also an assistant professor of neurology at Western University where his focus is on movement disorders.
According to the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons website, Hyson has no record of disciplinary actions and he graduated from Nova Scotia’s Dalhousie University in 1996.
London police were not available to provide further comment on the details of the arrest.
These charges have not been proven in a court of law.