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

“Psychiatrist Tried to Manipulate My Mind”

Welwyn Hatfield Times Sex assault doctor ‘was trying to manipulate my mind’ says victim Monday, March 25, 2013 By David Burke A woman who was sexually assaulted by a psychiatrist at the QE2 Hospital in WGC has accused her tormentor of trying to manipulate her mind. Shamed Dr Harmadan Singh was spared jail by a […]

Psychiatrist faces up to 20 years in prison and $1 Million fine — Preyed on vulnerable women

WSAV Savannah Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty to Trading Drug Prescriptions for Sex By JoAnn Merrigan March 22, 2013 A Savannah psychiatrist has pled guilty in federal court to felony charges of distributing drugs to his customers without a legitimate medical purpose. 57 year old William Ellien made his plea before U.S. District Judge William Moore, Jr. […]

Anada Chellappan, Virginia Psychiatrist, Surrenders to Police

TIMES-DISPATCH Henrico psychiatrist faces new patient sex charge STAFF REPORTS January 24, 2013 Henrico County police have filed a new sex charge against a psychiatrist accused of having inappropriate contact with patients. Lt. Linda N. Toney said Dr. Anada Chellappan surrendered Wednesday and was booked on a charge of sexual battery for an incident that […]

Edmundo Chirinos, Venezuelan psychiatrist, “treated Hugo Chávez and ended up in jail for murdering and raping his patients”

aldianews.com ‘Blood on the Couch,’ the history of Chávez’s killer psychiatrist By Andrea Rodés August 07, 2018 The Venezuelan diaspora in Miami doesn’t need to be reminded who Hugo Chavez was, but perhaps members of the population never heard of Edmundo Chirinos, a psychiatrist who treated Hugo Chávez and ended up in jail for murdering […]

Sridhar Yaratha, Virginia VA psychiatrist, in hot water In three states, Suspended in West Virginia and Iowa amid allegations of alcoholism and sexual misconduct – in Virginia involved in violence against patient

Virginian Pilot State doctor arranged for one mental health patient to attack another, federal judge rules By Scott Daugherty August 6, 2018 A doctor at a state mental hospital arranged for one patient to attack another at least three times, a federal judge has ruled. In return, according to court testimony, the attacker was rewarded […]

Edward Hallowell, Mass. Psychiatrist, “Expert on ADHD”, charged with grabbing butt

WCVB Edward Hallowell, noted psychiatrist, charged with indecent assault Hallowell a specialist in ADD, ADHD May 11, 2015 WALTHAM, Mass. — A noted specialist in the fields of attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is facing charges related to the alleged groping of a woman. Dr. Edward M. Hallowell, who was in Waltham […]

David Cardwell, Austin Psychiatrist, charged with felonious sexual assault of a patient

American-Statesman Police: Psychiatrist sexually assaulted patient March 8, 2013 By Ciara O’Rourke An Austin psychiatrist accused of raping a longtime patient has been charged with sexual assault, a second-degree felony. David Cardwell, 64, saw the patient in January because her husband was concerned about her mental health, saying that she had been depressed, according to […]

73-year old Wisconsin Psychiatrist Busted – Child Porn

Wisconsin State Journal Madison psychiatrist with history of inappropriate behavior charged with possessing child pornography By Sandy Cullen February 28, 2013 A Madison psychiatrist who has been reprimanded twice in the past for inappropriate conduct with patients was charged Thursday with two counts of possession of child pornography. Dr. David M. Israelstam, 73, was released […]

Gayathri Kumarasuriar, Malaysian Psychiatrist, accusing journalists of sensationalizing sexual harassment involving doctors

Free Malaysia Today ‘Press guilty of hype over sexual harassment claims’ By Vinodh Pillai August 1, 2018 SERDANG: A psychiatrist has accused journalists of tarnishing the image of doctors, saying the media were sensationalising claims of sexual harassment involving doctors. Dr Gayathri K Kumarasuriar of Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah in Klang said the press “had […]

Michigan Psychiatrist Gets the Slammer, Faces $10 Million Lawsuits, May No Longer Practice

Monroe News Monroe Doctor Sentenced In Sexual Assaults By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 22, 2013 A former psychiatrist who practiced in Monroe was sentenced Thursday to a year in jail for sexually assaulting patients and also has been named in additional civil lawsuits, with the alleged victims seeking $10 million in damages. Dr. Abdullahi A. […]

Georgia Psych Busted – Drugs for Sex

Savannah Morning News Savannah psychiatrist held on federal sex-for-drugs charges January 26, 2013 By Jan Skutch A federal judge has ordered a Savannah psychiatrist detained on accusations he exchanged prescriptions and cash for sex with local strippers. Dr. William Ellien, 58, was arrested on Wednesday on a federal complaint for illegally distributing controlled substances for […]

6th Sexual Complaint Against Psych

CTV News Former Cambridge psychiatrist facing more historical sexual assault charges Jan. 7, 2013 Two more charges have been laid against a former psychiatrist at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. In April 2012, a man came forward with allegations of sexual assault and exploitation against Allan Umar-Khitab. Charges were laid in that incident, which is alleged to […]

NY Psychiatrist Surendra Johri Arrested Again for Sex Abuse

WSYR Utica Psychiatrist Arrested Again For Sex Abuse by Dave Smith Utica, N.Y.- Utica Police have arrested and filed additional sex crime charges against local psychiatrist Surendra Johri. Police has charged him with two counts of forcible touching and two counts of sexual abuse. The charges stem from an alleged incident that was brought to […]

Aviel Goodman, St. Paul psychiatrist, guilty of possessing more than 20,000 child pornography images

Pioneer Press St. Paul psychiatrist pleads guilty to collecting more than 20,000 child porn images By Deanna Weniger July 20, 2018 A licensed St. Paul psychiatrist pleaded guilty Friday of possessing more than 20,000 child pornography images on his home computer. Aviel Li Goodman, 62, entered a guilty plea to one count of receipt of […]

Billy Lockhart, San Francisco Psychiatrist and his boyfriend charged with possession of child porn – Lockhart pleads guilty

San Francisco Chronicle Ex-UCSF psychiatrist charged with possession of child porn pleads guilty By Erin Stone and Evan Sernoffsky July 18, 2018 A former University of California, San Francisco psychiatrist pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of child pornography. Billy Lockhart, 38, was a resident for UCSF’s department of psychiatry when he was arrested in May […]