Austin Psychiatrist Charles Fischer Imprisoned for 40 years – now sued for $1 Million

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Ex-child psychiatrist in prison for sexual assault sued for $1 million
January 24, 2017

Psychiatrist Charles Fischer

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Dr. Charles Fischer was sentenced in November to 40 years in prison after being convicted of multiple charges of sexual assault of a child. Now, one of his victims has filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million in damages.

The lawsuit, filed by a John Doe, says Fischer was responsible for their care at the Austin State Hospital in 2003. During that time, Doe alleges Fischer exposed himself and touched their genitals and forced them to touch his.

Prosecutors argued Fischer took advantage of his young, mentally ill patients and his authority over them as their psychiatrist, to prey on the most vulnerable of victims…

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