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

Myron Brenner, Maryland Psychiatrist, surrendered his license to avoid disciplinary charges – sexual relationship with a female patient

The Daily Record Md. psychiatrists disciplined The Daily Record Staff November 12, 2008 The Maryland Board of Physicians on Tuesday announced disciplinary actions against two Maryland-based psychiatrists for failing to meet basic standards of psychiatric care. According to a board announcement, Dr. Myron Brenner of Owings Mills “surrendered his license to avoid disciplinary charges and […]

Charles Williams (aka C. Donald Williams); Washington Psychiatrist, disciplined for inappropriate sexual contact with women patients

The Seattle Times PSYCHIATRIST HASSLED FOR PAST MISTAKES? — INVESTIGATION REACTIVATED AFTER WOMAN INQUIRES ABOUT SEXUAL-CONTACT COMPLAINT By Peter Lewis June 22, 1993 A Yakima psychiatrist, disciplined five years ago for inappropriate sexual contact with women patients, alleges the state Medical Disciplinary Board has bowed to political pressure and is hounding him for the same […]

AUSSIE PSYCHIATRIST Ian McAlpine on trial for sex crimes says victim “fantasised the whole thing”

Guardian Express Former child psychiatrist accused of sexually assaulting patients said one ‘fantasised the whole thing’ March 12th, 2018 by AAP A FORMER child psychiatrist accused of molesting and sexually assaulting two patients claims one girl “fantasised the whole thing” while the other began a relationship with him on her 18th birthday. Ian Stuart McAlpine […]

Richard Gorman, Toronto Psychiatrist, pelvic grinding on patient

Toronto Sun #MeToo tips scales against sexually abusive doc By Sam Pazzano March 5, 2018 Excerpt: All of the four doctors, Dr. Richard Gorman, Dr. Joseph Siu-Kan Lee, Dr. Larry Scott Henderson and Dr. Eleazar Humberto Noriega, could return to their practice after serving their suspensions. “If you want to eliminate sexual abuse, you must […]

New Zealand Psychiatrist Bruce Spittle’s License revoked – sexually assaulted mentally unwell patient while parked on a side street

Stuff Doctor struck off after being found guilty of sexually assaulting patient By Craig Hoyle February 21 2018 A Dunedin psychiatrist found guilty of sexually assaulting a mentally unwell patient has been struck off. Bruce James Spittle repeatedly molested the woman in 1999, when she was suffering from a number of mental health disorders. The […]

Mani Batchu, Illinois Psychiatrist – got prison time for child rape – “sophisticated predator took advantage of girl’s age and learning disability”

The Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts) November 19, 2011 Saturday Sex with minor brings 30 years By Stephanie Barry SPRINGFIELD – A federal judge on Friday sentenced an adolescent psychiatrist from Chicago to 30 years in prison for luring teen girls into sexual relationships over the Internet. His victims included a 15-year-old from South Hadley – who […]

Michael DeLain, Wisconsin Psychiatrist, convicted of sexual misconduct with a teenage patient

Green Bay Press-Gazette February 11, 2003 No new trial for therapist convicted of misconduct By Andy Nelesen Brown County Circuit Court Judge Richard Dietz Monday rejected a bid for a new trial from a therapist convicted of sexual misconduct with a teenage patient. Michael DeLain, 40, had petitioned Dietz for post-conviction relief arguing that there […]

William Cone, Missouri Psychiatrist, Sentenced to 133 in prison – claimed “moral insanity” caused him to sexually abuse two patients

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri) PSYCHIATRIST GETS 133-YEAR TERM FOR SEXUAL ABUSE OF TWO PATIENTS By The Associated Press February 12, 1998 Dateline: LEXINGTON, MO. A psychiatrist who said “moral insanity” caused him to sexually abuse two patients was sentenced to 133 years in prison. Dr. William Cone was convicted in December of 19 counts of […]

Richard Pines, Idaho Psychiatrist – State Supreme Court ruled he had improper sexual contact with two patients – boys with troubled pasts – “egregious conduct so corrupt and degenerate as to shock the conscience”

Idaho Press-Tribune Idaho court rules on Boise doctor with revoked license By the Associated Press June 24, 2015 BOISE — The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that a Boise child and adolescent psychiatrist violated state law by having improper sexual contact with two former patients. However, the state’s highest court in a ruling Monday sent […]

Ronald Malave, Florida psychiatrist – license revoked – sex with patient

Orlando Sentinel (Florida) STATE REVOKES PSYCHIATRIST’S MEDICAL LICENSE October 6, 2002 The Lake Mary psychiatrist accused of having sex with a patient suffering from multiple-personality disorder lost his medical license on Saturday. The Florida Board of Medicine permanently revoked Dr. Ronald Malave’s license at a meeting in Miami. Malave, whose patient said he was having […]

John George Phocas III, Virginia Beach Psychiatrist, license suspended for “relationship” with patient and failing to document drug treatment

The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA.) Psychiatrist, accused of relationship with a patient, loses license indefinitely By Elizabeth Simpson February 20, 2010 The license of a Virginia Beach psychiatrist has been suspended indefinitely after he was accused of having a romantic relationship with a patient and improperly prescribing narcotics. Dr. John George Phocas III agreed to the […]

Ahmed Haggag, California psychiatrist, settled Sexual Misconduct lawsuit for $50,000

Sacramento Bee From hidden cameras to crotch-watching: California pays out millions for sexual harassment By Marjie Lundstrom January 26, 2018 Excerpt: Alice Conteh, a female psychiatric technician for the Department of State Hospitals, said that a male staff psychiatrist, Dr. Ahmed Haggag, cornered her at the California Health Care Facility in Stockton, restrained her by […]

Jasung Kim – Lincoln psychiatrist’s license suspended – sexual misconduct

Lincoln Journal Star (Nebraska) Doctor’s license suspended amid sexual allegations February 23, 2010 The medical license of a Lincoln psychiatrist has been suspended on the grounds he twice pursued sexual relationships with patients and once revealed confidential information. A hearing for Dr. Jasung Kim was to have taken place Friday but was rescheduled for March […]

Donald Pet, Connecticut Psychiatrist, license suspended, allegedly had sexual contact with four patients

Hartford Courant (Connecticut) PSYCHIATRIST’S SEX CASE SENT BACK TO TRIAL COURT By Lynne Tuohy March 8, 1994 The appeal of Dr. Donald Pet, whose medical license was suspended in 1989 after he allegedly had sexual contact with four patients, became even more complicated and protracted Monday, when the state Supreme Court sent his case back […]

Psychiatrist Alan Emamdee, New Mexico, arrested for rape – again

KRQE Farmington doctor faces new rape accusations January 24, 2018 By KRQE News 13 under News Briefs FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – A Farmington doctor has been arrested again for rape. Alan Emamdee, 41, worked as a psychiatrist at San Juan Behavioral Health. Last year, he was arrested for raping a 40-year-old patient, then was hit […]