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

Ramaro Makkena, Florida Psychiatrist, arrested on prostitution charges

Orlando Sentinel (Florida) Kissimmee fraud, sex stings lead to arrests By Henry Pierson Curtis June 14, 2011 +++ Excerpt: A local psychiatrist was arrested along with more than a dozen others in an Internet sex sting run by Kissimmee police last week, records show. Dr. Ramaro Makkena, who has a child-and-adolescent practice on West Vine […]

Graham Craig, UK Psychiatrist, struck off after sex with patient

ChronicleLive by Coreena Ford June 20, 2010 A PSYCHIATRIST who had a two-year sex romp with a patient almost four decades younger than him has been struck off the medical register, the Sunday Sun can reveal. Dr Graham Craig was 61 when he had the affair with the 23-year-old woman – known as Patient A […]

Herman Zeidman, Florida, 50 years as a psychiatrist, busted for “hypnotizing” an undercover cop and fondling her breasts

The Miami Herald POLICE SAY PSYCHIATRIST FONDLED UNDERCOVER COP By Donna Leinwand Herald Staff Writer June 5, 1993 A 77-year-old psychiatrist who allegedly hypnotized his female patients so he could fondle their breasts was arrested Friday by an undercover police officer who pretended to fall under his spell. Pompano Beach police charged Dr. Herman Zeidman […]

Joel Hanson, Utah Psychiatrist – accused of posing as a photographer and secretly videotaping models as they undressed – sentenced to 30 days in jail

The Associated Press June 22, 2000 Former mental health officials sentenced to jail Psychiatrist Joel W. Hanson, the former Davis County mental health director accused of posing as a photographer and secretly videotaping models as they undressed, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. Second District Judge Pam Heffernan this week also ordered Hanson […]

Pieter van der Westhuizen, Namibian Psychiatrist, charged with attempted murder and using drugs to overpower a woman in order to have unlawful intercourse

Namibian Psychiatrist faces rape charges in High Court By Werner Menges May 28, 2018 A PSYCHIATRIST accused of having drugged and raped one of his patients at Swakopmund in November 2015 has made a first pretrial appearance in the Windhoek High Court, where he is due to stand trial on five charges. Pieter van der […]

Stephen Melcher, California Psychiatrist – arrested for molesting a boy

Sacramento CBS 13 Medical Board Retracts Denial, Says Aware Of Sacramento Doctor’s Arrest By Maria Medina May 31, 2012 First the Medical Board of California told CBS13 that police did not tell them about a local doctor who was arrested for molesting a boy. Now the medical board has admitted that police did tell them. […]

Psychiatrist Steven C. Wein, Las Vegas – charged with masturbating in a casino elevator

Las Vegas Review-Journal Suspect in lewdness case ordered held without bail Suspect accused of trying to set fire at residence of accusers By FRANCIS MCCABE May 6, 2010 A Las Vegas psychiatrist charged with masturbating in a Strip casino elevator is being held without bail after a district judge learned he might have tried to […]

Aubrey Levin – Courtroom psychiatrist charged in sex assault

CBC News Dr. Aubrey Levin, a Calgary psychiatrist who has worked extensively with justice officials on criminal cases, has been charged with sexual assault. March 24, 2010 Police say a 36-year-old man, one of Levin\’s long-term patients, alleges he was sexually assaulted repeatedly by Levin over a period of time. Levin, 71, has regularly testified […]

Melvin Pisetzner, Penfield, NY Psychiatrist, charged with patronizing a prostitute, a 19-year-old male former patient

WHEC-TV Rochester, New York A 67-year-old Penfield man has been arrested and charged with patronizing a prostitute in the third-degree. The investigation that led to the arrest of Melvin Pisetzner began when a 19-year-old male told police he had met Pisetzner in an online chat. Police say Pisetzner posed as a 55-year-old man and offered […]

San Diego Psych Leon Fajerman surrenders license – accused of sexually abusing patients

nbcsandiego.com South Bay Doctor Accused of Abuse Surrenders Medical License By NBC 7 Investigates May 16, 2018 A South Bay psychiatrist accused of sexually abusing female patients has surrendered his medical license. According to documents released by the California Medical Board, Dr. Leon Fajerman fondled, kissed, or sexually abused eight women in his Chula Vista […]

Dumont police arrest NYC psychiatrist, Ashrap Aminon, sex assault charge

Bergennow.com By Carmine DeMarco November 23, 2009 DUMONT, N.J. – A New York City psychiatrist has been arrested and charged with sexual assault upon an underage female, authorities say. Ashrap M. Amin, 42, of East Elmhurst, New York, was arrested on Thursday, November 19 by members of the Dumont Police Department, under the direction of […]

Emanuel Falcone, Florida State Prison’s former psychiatrist loses his license – sex with patient

Florida Times Union Supporters defend his work at Raiford, but a state board cites improprieties in New York. By Jeremy Cox December 5, 2009 ORLANDO – A Florida State Prison psychiatrist who resigned this week amid revelations of a sexual relationship with a former patient can no longer practice medicine in Florida, a state panel […]

Psychiatrist Alan Horowitz is a convicted child molester

America’s Most Wanted Alan J Horowitz – Capture #940 , May 22, 2007 The Makeup Of A Predator? Alan Horowitz is a convicted child molester. Alan Horowitz is an Ivy-League educated child psychiatrist. He’s also an ordained Orthodox Rabbi. He’s not exactly the kind of guy you would peg as child sexual predator. That’s why […]

Canadian Psychiatrist James Hanley Had sex with patient – licence revoked

CBC News Had sex with patient, psychiatrist’s licence revoked ‘It was almost like reliving the trauma,’ complainant says after emotional hearing A psychiatrist and a complainant both wept Thursday at an emotion-packed hearing in which Newfoundland and Labrador’s medical regulatory authority revoked his licence. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador stripped […]

Psychiatrist Jack M. Gorman – admits sex with patient

Boston Globe Ex-McLean chief admits sex with patient Guilt said to lead him to resignation, crisis Scott Allen October 10, 2007 The former president of McLean Hospital in Belmont, who abruptly left his post last year without explanation, has admitted to “inappropriate sexual contact” with a patient that led to a personal crisis while he […]