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

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 […]

Tel Aviv Psychiatrist Yehuda Baruch to be charged with having sex with a patient

Haaretz.com Ex-psychiatric Hospital Chief Faces Charges of Sex With Patient Doctor admits to affair with young woman who had been admitted after a suicide attempt ■ former patient had an abortion after becoming pregnant by him By Revital Hovel January 22, 2018 The former head of a Tel Aviv-area psychiatric hospital is to be charged, […]

Craig Krause, Virginia Psychiatrist, License suspended, in his office Police found 3,000 videotapes and 10,000 photographs of patients’ feet

INSIDENOVA Psychiatrist’s license suspended over feet pics, drug allegations January 23, 2018 The Virginia Board of Medicine suspended a Gainesville doctor’s medical license Jan. 18 based on multiple violations. Craig Charles Krause, a psychiatrist, is accused of engaging in sexual contact with patients; lewd, offensive behavior toward patients; keeping 3,000 videotapes and 10,000 photographs of […]

Win Yu, Hong Kong Psychiatrist – license revoked – sex with patient

South China Morning Post Doctor struck off for having sex with patient By Joyce Man May 2, 2009 The Medical Council handed down its harshest punishment ever by striking a doctor off the medical register indefinitely for having sex with and living with a psychiatric patient for nine years. The council said the reason for […]

John Theroux, Pennsylvania Psychiatrist, arrested for stockpiling Child Porn

Citizens’ Voice Child psychiatrist arrested on child porn charges By Bob Kalinowski September 8, 2011 A local child psychiatrist is accused of stockpiling hundreds of images of child pornography, admitting to investigators he is “addicted to teen images for arousal,” according to charges filed Wednesday. Dr. John Francis Theroux worked as a child psychiatrist at […]

Jules Masserman, former President of the American Psychiatric Association – sued by six women for sexual misconduct

Chicago Tribune Trust betrayed Sex abuse by therapists prompts ethical debate By David McCracken September 27, 1992 The American Psychiatric Association’s Ethics Committee held its annual confidential meetings this month in Washington as a former patient renewed her accusations of rape and drug abuse against a past president of the group. Last year the APA’s […]

Italian psychiatrist Marco Bonetti accused of sexual violence against six women (5 of them patients)

Google machine translation: HuffPost € 50 for certificates and sexual violence to patients: arrested the aostan psychiatrist Marco Bonetti January 11, 2018 Week of illness thanks to fake medical certificates obtained by paying the Aostan psychiatrist Marco Bonetti 50 euros: for this accusation the court of Aosta sentenced to two years and 10 months of […]

VA Hospital Psychiatrist Stephen Greer (Oklahoma) – History of Sexual Misconduct

USA TODAY Investigation: VA knowingly hires doctors with past malpractice claims, discipline for poor care By Donovan Slack December 3, 2017 +++ Excerpt The VA hospital in Muskogee, Okla., hired a psychiatrist in 2013 with multiple disciplinary actions against his Oklahoma license, including for sexual misconduct, according to internal documents obtained by USA TODAY. Hospital […]