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Paramedic James Duncan Keats is facing multiple sexual assault charges.

Paramedic James Keats faces lawsuit in alleged sex assault

A paramedic facing multiple charges of sexual assault is now the subject of a law suit

  • A notice, posted in Regina's North-Central area, alleges a man who is HIV-positive has been engaged in unprotected sex. [Elements of the image have been blurred/deleted by CBC News]

    A vengeful ex-partner may be the source of posters which have been circulated on social media, warning people in Regina about an HIV-positive man who may be engaging in unprotected sex.

  • What the jury didn't know about … The Canadian Press - Mon, 7 Apr, 2014
    Qian Liu is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Toronto Police Services

    Brian Dickson was found guilty Monday after the jury deliberated for four hours. Qian Liu's father wiped tears from his eyes as the verdict was read. "We are still very sad," Jian Hui Liu said after the verdict through a translator.

  • The director of the University of Calgary's Wellness Centre, Debbie Bruckner, says there is a stigma attached to sexual health and STI testing.

    Peeing in a cup is something usually reserved for the doctor's office — but University of Calgary students volunteered to do just that at school for a good cause.

  • US Attorney General extends federal … The Canadian Press - Fri, 28 Mar, 2014
    FILE - In this March 22, 2014 file photo Kat White, left, and Sue Walton hug after being married in a group ceremony by the Oakland County Clerk in Pontiac, Mich., after a federal judge has struck down Michigan's ban on gay marriage. Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday, March 28, 2014 extended federal recognition to the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place in Michigan before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    DETROIT - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place in Michigan before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold. Holder's action will enable the government to extend eligibility for federal benefits to the Michigan couples …

  • Lori Green, executive director of the Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan, says regulation of the health-care service would help her members.

    Professional providers of massage therapy are unhappy with how businesses in the sex trade use the term "massage parlour".

  • Same-sex couples searching for family … The Canadian Press - Thu, 27 Mar, 2014
    This Oct. 8, 2013, photo provided by Thomas Hafke shows Hafke, left, and his husband Chad Higby, while cruising on the Potomac River on their wedding day in Washington. Hafke, 30, went online in December and bought a family plan for his husband and himself from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. But the Chapel Hill-based company then canceled family coverage it sold to about 20 same-sex couples through the marketplace because of contract phrasing that defined "spouse" as "opposite sex." Blue Cross and Blue Shield reversed course in January, saying it would offer the coverage to same-sex married couples and domestic partners. (AP Photo/Thomas Hafke)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Nearly every day for three months, Carl Bechdel had to make calls or send emails to try to get family insurance coverage for his husband and himself under President Barack Obama's landmark health law. Finally, they got a call and apology from the president of the insurance company last month, plus a family …

  • Fran Forsberg says her child, Renn, has identified as a girl since the youngster was three.

    The mother of a transgender child wants the Saskatchewan government to remove any record of a person's sex on birth certificates.

  • Second jury fails to reach verdict on … The Canadian Press - Fri, 21 Mar, 2014
    Aubrey Levin, left, leaves court in Calgary, on Oct. 15, 2012 with his wife Erica. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

    CALGARY - Two Calgary juries have now been unable to reach a verdict on sexual assault charges against a psychiatrist relating to two of his court-appointed patients. Dr. Aubrey Levin was convicted on three counts of sexual assault by a jury in January 2013 and sentenced to five years in prison. The Crown retried Levin …

  • Women wait longer: Study shows gender … The Canadian Press - Mon, 17 Mar, 2014
    An emergency care center paramedic cleans equipment in an exam room at Grady Memorial Hospital, in Atlanta, Jan.24, 2014. A new study suggests younger women wait longer in emergency rooms than men for essential treatment after having a heart attack or other coronary event. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/David Goldman

    TORONTO - Younger women experiencing a heart attack or other cardiac event wait longer for essential care in emergency rooms than men of a similar age, a new study suggests. The research also found that both women and men who score as having more feminine traits on a standardized test wait longer for care as well. The …

  • Panel urges Obama to lift US ban on … The Canadian Press - Thu, 13 Mar, 2014
    In this photo taken Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Army Reserve Capt. Sage Fox poses in El Dorado Hills, Calif. Following a deployment to Kuwait as a man, Fox began taking female hormones and began living as a woman. After notifying her battalion commander, whom she says expressed support, Fox received a set of orders informing her she had been placed on inactive status, a step from discharge. An independent commission has concluded there "is no compelling medical reason" for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving, according to a report set to be published Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    SAN FRANCISCO - The United States should join the dozen other nations that allow transgender people to serve in the armed forces, a commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general said in a report released Thursday that concludes there is no medical reason for the decades-old ban and calls on President Barack Obama to lift …

  • Trial begins for Army general facing … The Canadian Press - Wed, 5 Mar, 2014
    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair leaves the courthouse with his lawyers Richard Scheff, left, and Ellen C. Brotman, following a day of motions Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Less than a month before Sinclair's trial on sexual assault charges, the lead prosecutor broke down in tears Tuesday as he told a superior he believed the primary accuser in the case had lied under oath. (AP Photo/The Fayetteville Observer, James Robinson)

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The closely watched sex assault trial for an Army general is finally set, but it will unfold with lingering questions about the accuser's credibility and without the prosecutor who led the case for nearly two years.

  • Police, advocates swung into action … The Canadian Press - Wed, 5 Mar, 2014
    A disabled toilet stall is shown in the boys bathroom where police were investigating reports of a brutal assault of a transgender teen at the Hercules Middle-High School campus in Hercules, Calif., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The 15-year-old student told officers he was leaving a boy's bathroom at Hercules High School on Monday when three teenage boys pushed him inside a handicapped stall and physically and sexually assaulted him, Hercules police Detective Connie Van Putten said. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    SAN FRANCISCO - Police in the San Francisco suburb of Hercules responded aggressively when a transgender teenager showed up at his high school health centre saying he had just been beaten and sexually assaulted in a school bathroom. Civil rights advocates swung into action, too, noting that another transgender student …

  • Bill Clinton's sex scandals are … The Canadian Press - Sun, 2 Mar, 2014
    Former President Bill Clinton speaks in Charlottesville, Va., Oct.30, 2013. Clinton's sexual indiscretions have suddenly resurfaced as a discussion topic , as American politics experiences a Rip Van Winkle moment — one that will likely recur over the next few years.The dormant, two-decade-old conversation was stirred back to life over the last month in what could become a common phenomenon if Hillary Clinton runs in 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Steve Helber

    WASHINGTON - Bill Clinton's sexual indiscretions have suddenly resurfaced as a discussion topic , as American politics experiences a Rip Van Winkle moment — one that will likely recur over the next few years. The dormant, two-decade-old conversation was stirred back to life over the last month in what could become a common …

  • Uganda health minister says care available … The Canadian Press - Wed, 26 Feb, 2014
    Prominent gay rights activist and Sexual Minorities Uganda program coordinator Pepe Julian Onziema makes a phone call after visiting a pharmacy in the suburbs of Kampala, Uganda Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Uganda's health minister said Wednesday that gays will not be discriminated against by medical workers after the country's president signed a law that strengthens criminal penalties against homosexuals, but prominent gay rights activist Pepe Julian Onziema said that well-known homosexuals face constant discrimination and abuse and recalled being ignored many times by medical workers who served others as they gossiped about his sexual orientation. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)

    KAMPALA, Uganda - The medical workers who knew he was gay ignored him, attending to those who arrived after him as they openly gossiped about his homosexuality. Pepe Julian Onziema, a prominent gay activist in Uganda, said Wednesday he recently was forced to confront some nurses at a private clinic after they neglected …

  • Women with BRCA should have ovaries … The Canadian Press - Mon, 24 Feb, 2014
    Dr. Steven Narod is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ho-Women’s College Hospital

    TORONTO - Women who carry a BRCA genetic mutation have a significantly reduced chance of developing ovarian cancer and dying prematurely if they opt to have their ovaries and fallopian tubes preventively removed earlier than later, a study suggests. Those with BRCA2 could wait to have an oophorectomy, as it is called, …

  • Uganda's president signs anti-gay … The Canadian Press - Mon, 24 Feb, 2014
    Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, center-left, receives a gift from Turkish investors after opening the Galaxy International School Uganda (GISU), outside of Kampala, in Uganda Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni on Monday signed into law a new anti-gay bill, with penalties including 14 years in jail for first-time offenders and life imprisonment as the maximum penalty for "aggravated homosexuality", saying it is needed to deter what he called the West's "social imperialism" promoting homosexuality in Africa. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)

    ENTEBBE, Uganda - Uganda's president on Monday signed an anti-gay bill that punishes gay sex with up to life in prison, a measure likely to send Uganda's beleaguered gay community further underground as the police try to implement it amid fevered anti-gay sentiment across the country. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni …

  • Amir Arison On 'The Blacklist' … Access Hollywood - Mon, 24 Feb, 2014
    Amir Arison -- Getty Images

    Playing a slightly awkward tech genius on "The Blacklist" and a poet-turned-advertising-supplement writer on "Girls" are two reasons actor Amir Arison is feeling like one lucky guy. Kevin [on 'Girls'] is a ridiculous character, so the character actor in me was like jumping up and down inside, and Aram [on 'The Blacklist'], …

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