Oral surgeon Dr. Louis Bourget modifications his plea to responsible for an assault charge concerning permitting a jail guard to do dental work on an inmate from a Newfoundland jail.
In October 2020, an inmate was taken to Bourget’s follow for a tooth extraction the place he allowed one of many jail guards accompanying the affected person to extract the tooth. The opposite guard recorded it on his cellphone and the video was posted to social media.
CBC reported that “Showing by phone, Dr. Louis Bourget entered a responsible plea in Gander Supreme Court docket on Monday morning, the identical day he was scheduled to go to trial on the cost.”
Sentencing will happen in Gander on February 2.