Sexual Misconduct

“Sexual misconduct is particularly damaging to the reputation of psychiatry because the damages to patients which result are mental and emotional in nature. If psychiatry loses the confidence of society, its ability effectively to pursue its mission will be damaged.”
– American Psychiatric Association, March 1993

Ian McAlpine, Aussie child psychiatrist, on trial for raping two teenage patients – “brainwashing” one of them

WAtoday.com.au November 13 2017 Ex-child psychiatrist goes on trial accused of historic sex abuse A former child psychiatrist accused of raping and molesting two teenage patients between 1988 and 1990 “brainwashed” one of his complainants into thinking she loved him, a Perth court has heard. Prosecutor Alan Dungey said one of the alleged victims started […]

Dale Giolas, Illinois psychiatrist, sued by patient for improper sexual activity

Business Insurance Insurer must cover defense of psychiatrist accused of sexual misconduct By Judy Greenwald November 9, 2017 A federal court has ruled a medical malpractice insurer has a duty to defend a psychiatrist accused of inappropriate sexual activity with a patient, while also holding he is entitled to obtain independent counsel in the underlying […]

Jimmy Jindal, Indian psychiatrist, nearly stripped and paraded around town for molesting a woman patient

Indian Express Doctor assaulted, paraded for ‘molesting’ woman patient The victim told police that Jindal molested her after giving her sedatives when she visited him for consultation Thursday. By Sukhbir Siwach October 29, 2017 A PSYCHIATRIST in Fatehabad town of Haryana was assaulted, nearly stripped and paraded around the city Friday before being handed over […]

Dan Nicolau, Tennessee psychiatrist, must be chaperoned when treating females

Knoxville News Sentinel Sexual misconduct with patients, overprescribing drugs: 3 ET doctors on probation, state says By Kristi L Nelson October 23, 2017 Excerpt Three Upper East Tennessee doctors have their licenses on probation after both engaging in sexual misconduct with patients and overprescribing drugs, said the Tennessee Department of Health. One, psychiatrist Dr. Dan […]

Ontario Psychiatrist Ravi Shenava trial starts – accused of using his “power” to get sexual favors from patient & under investigation for sexual assault against 11 patients

CTV Alleged victim takes stand in sex assault trial of Windsor psychiatrist CTV Windsor October 23, 2017 A Windsor doctor is accused of using his power, and his signature, to get sexual favours from a former patient. The trial of Doctor Ravi Shenava, 67, started Monday in Windsor Superior Court. Dr. Shenava is charged with […]

Jean Paul Guittet, French psychiatrist, suspended for inappropriate contact with patient

machine translation: lefigaro.fr Sarthe: a psychiatrist suspended for 3 months for displaced gestures October 19, 2017 Dr Jean-Paul Guittet, a psychiatrist in Le Mans, was sentenced by the disciplinary chamber of the order of doctors to three months suspended exercise, according to information from France Bleu Maine. An elderly patient accuses the practitioner of having […]

Blaise Wolfrum, Illinois Psychiatrist, “danger to the public”, “violated boundaries with a young patient”

WGN9 Suburban psychiatrist’s license suspended after claims of inappropriate contact with patient October 18, 2017 By Meghan Dwyer SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — A Schaumburg psychiatrist has had his medical license suspended after state regulators said he had inappropriate contact with a young patient and was not following the rules for prescribing controlled substances. The state said […]

New Mexico psychiatrist Alan Emamdee, already arrested for sexual misconduct, now sued by 12 patients

Farmington Daily News Doctor accused of sexual misconduct, abuse by patients By Joshua Kellogg October 12, 2017 FARMINGTON — A civil lawsuit was filed against San Juan Regional Medical Center and Dr. Alan Emamdee by 12 of his former patients who accuse him of sexual abuses and assaults the suit claims were facilitated by the […]

Thomas Jenkins, UK pedophile psychiatrist, caught by undercover cops attempting to groom an underage boy – license revoked

BBC Paedophile Grindr doctor struck off medical register October 5, 2017 North East Wales A paedophile junior doctor who was caught by an undercover police officer attempting to groom an underage boy has been struck off the medical register. Thomas Jenkins, 28, logged onto gay dating app Grindr and asked user Liam, who he thought […]

Timothy Bunton, Virginia & Mass. Psychiatrist – now a registered sex offender – went to Harvard, worked at VA hospital

The Enterprise Former Brockton VA doctor now registered sex offender By Marc Larocque October 6, 2017 BROCKTON – A former Brockton VA campus doctor pleaded guilty to using a computer to solicit a minor, and he is now losing his right to practice medicine in Massachusetts. Timothy J. Bunton had already voluntarily agreed not to […]

Robert Hampshire, Aussie psychiatrist, “a risk to the health and safety of the public”

Sydney Morning Herald Society shrink Dr Robert Hampshire’s career in tatters over lewd calls By Kate McClymont October 2, 2017 The colourful career of society shrink Dr Robert Hampshire appears to be all but over after he was caught sending lewd late-night texts to a client following a day of drinking. On Friday the psychiatrist […]

Ely Pelta, “Sugar Daddy” Miami Psychiatrist, history of sexual misconduct

Miami Herald Doctor’s license suspended after he texted female patient ‘You need a sugar daddy’ By Daniel Chang September 29, 2017 The text messages from the psychiatrist to his new patient began with offers to help her find another job, after she had come to him for help with work-related anxiety and depression. The patient […]

Omesh Chandra Kashyap, 85-year-old Psychiatrist, Wanted in Canada

news18.com SC Stays Extradition of 85-year-old Psychiatrist Wanted in Canada By Utkarsh Anand September 21, 2017 SC Stays Extradition of 85-year-old Psychiatrist Wanted in Canada File photo of the Supreme Court of India. New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stayed the extradition of an 85-year-old Indian-origin man, who has been charged in four cases of […]

Ian De Saxe, Sydney Psychiatrist – guilty of misconduct in relation to three patients

Daily Mail Sydney psychiatrist suspended over telling an accused paedophile having sex with an underage boy ‘wasn’t that bad’ and that he was ‘willing to lie for him’ after asking him for oral sex By Australian Associated Press September 12, 2017 A Sydney psychiatrist has been suspended for misconduct including telling an alleged child sex […]

Calif. Psych Leon Fajerman Faces New Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

NBC7South Bay Doctor Leon Fajerman Faces New Allegations of Sexual Misconduct In new documents from the state medical board a female patient alleges Dr. Leon Fajerman traded pain meds for sex By Paul Krueger September 19, 2017 A psychiatrist with offices in El Cajon and Chula Vista is accused of sexually assaulting a third former […]