Updated: Aug. 16, 4:00 p.m.
Victoria police have restricted an Esquimalt man from practicing Chinese medicine, including massage therapy and acupuncture, as part of bail conditions the 71-year-old is facing in connection to four charges of sexual assault.
Kit Wong was arrested Tuesday after a year-long investigation found that while working as an acupuncturist, massage therapist and practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine out of his home-based business in Esquimalt, Wong had sexually assaulted four women.
In a statement, VicPD said, “Wong is bound by a condition to not practice Chinese medicine and not to offer or provide any massage or other therapy including acupuncture that involves physical touch to any female person apart from members of his immediate family.”
He was released on bail with conditions after appearing before a judge Wednesday.
Several incidents are reported to have happened there between 2005 and 2006, and Special Victims Unit investigators believe there are likely more victims.
Wong previously worked as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, and although he was not a member of their medical staff, he practised traditional Chinese medicine on service members.
Police believe that given Wong’s career with the Canadian military, as an instructor and practitioner of acupuncture, and traditional Chinese medicine during the time of allegations that there could be more unidentified victims, both in Esquimalt and across Canada.
“These alleged sexual assaults left these women feeling powerless,” said Graeme Leblanc, Special Victims Unit Detective. “Our investigation indicates that Kit Wong’s position in the Canadian Armed Forces and in the community left women hurt by this man, feeling as though they could not come forward. It doesn’t matter who the suspect is. We will listen.”
Police are asking any victims of Wong, or anyone with information about him to contact investigators at the non-emergency line at 250-995-7654. Alternatively, people can contact the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre at 250-383-3232 or, members of the Canadian Armed Forces can contact the Sexual Misconduct Centre at 1-844-750-1678.
People can report information anonymously to the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.