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

Bruce Spittle, New Zealand Psychiatrist – 45 year career ended with criminal conviction of sexual misconduct with a patient – appeal now denied

Otago Daily Times Doctor’s appeal rejected By Rob Kidd April 17, 2017 A Dunedin psychiatrist found guilty of molesting a patient has failed in a bid to clear his name. Dr Bruce James Spittle’s 45-year medical career ended in 2015 when he was found guilty of two counts of indecent assault after a jury trial. […]

Jury Now Considering Fate of Welsh Psychiatrist Brian Harris – accused of sexually assaulting five men

ITV Psychiatrist accused of sexually assaulting five men over two decades April 11, 2017 A jury has been sent out to consider its verdict in the trial of a psychiatrist accused of 13 sexual offences against patients. Dr Brian Harris, 77, is on trial at Merthyr Crown Court facing 13 charges of sexual assault, indecent […]

Marco Bonetti, Italian Psychiatrist, arrested for Sexual Assault, Corruption & Embezzlement

ANSA.it Sexual abuse and fraud, arrested doctor March 29, 2017 For sexual assault , aggravated fraud , embezzlement and corruption for acts contrary to official duties, the financial police of Aosta has arrested Marco Bonetti, 63, Aosta, psychiatrist against whom it was issued an arrest warrant by the investigating magistrate. The doctor house arrest were […]

IF PSYCHIATRY loses the confidence of society…

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 You can file a complaint against a […]

Welsh Psychiatrist Brian Harris – five week trial starts for raping five men

Caerphilly Observer Trial starts for psychiatrist March 21st, 2017 A psychiatrist arrested while he was at work in Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr in Ystrad Mynach has appeared in court charged with a series of sexual offences. Dr Brian Harris, 77, was arrested at the hospital in October 2013, and denies all 13 charges of sexual assault, […]

Kent Brockmann, Wisconsin Psychiatrist, accused of sexual contact with patient

Amery Free Press Former Polk Co. Psychiatrist makes initial appearance in sex assault case By Jessica de la Cruz March 15, 2017 Kent G. Brockmann, the former Polk County psychiatrist accused of inappropriate sexual contact with a former patient made his first appearance in Polk County Circuit Court Monday. Like a fair number of cases […]

Brian Harris, Welsh Psychiatrist, on trial for raping five patients

Penarth Times Doctor ‘raped patients’ at hospitals in South Wales, including Sully Hospital – court hears March 14, 2017 A HOME Office psychiatrist carried out sex attacks on five patients at hospitals in South Wales, including Sully Hospital, a court heard today. Dr Brian Harris, 77, is accused of 13 charges of rape, sexual assault […]

NJ Psychiatrist Chowdhury Azam suspended for 5 years, overprescribed drugs

mycentraljersey.com Four Central Jersey doctors punished for overprescribing drugs By Mike Deak March 2, 2017 FRANKLIN (Somerset) – A township psychiatrist, who previously had his medical license suspended for inappropriately touching a female patient’s breast, and three other Central Jersey physicians were among 31 physicians sanctioned last year by the state for allegedly overprescribing painkillers […]

Nagi Ghabbour, Toronto Psychiatrist, may be example in future patient sex cases

Toronto Star Disciplinary panel considers whether doctor should lose licence for dating former patient By Jacques Gallant – Legal Affairs Reporter February 22, 2017 Should a psychiatrist who began dating his patient shortly after they stopped seeing each other professionally be allowed to keep his licence? That’s the question before a discipline panel of the […]

Ontario Psychiatrist, Michael Porter, Stripped of License – Sexual Abuse of Patient

St. Catharines Standard Psychiatrist reprimanded, stripped of licence By Grant LaFleche, The Standard January 31, 2017 A former St. Catharines psychiatrist has been stripped of his medical licence by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario for what the college deemed was “sexual abuse” of a patient. On Jan. 16, the college revoked Dr. […]

Psychiatrist Aaron Voon will be sentenced in Australia – (a father caught Voon videotaping his son using a urinal)

Global News Former child psychiatrist Aaron Voon to be sentenced for porn-related charges in Australia By Caley Ramsay January 30, 2017 Aaron Szen Voon, 41, is charged with making and possessing child pornography as well as voyeurism. Aaron Szen Voon, 41, is charged with making and possessing child pornography as well as voyeurism. A former […]

Ontario Psychiatrist Stanley Dobrowolski brought shame to his “profession” – Imprisoned for sex assault on 16 people and voyeurism

THE CANADIAN PRESS Public reprimand for Ontario doctor who ‘brought shame to the profession’ through sexual abuse By Diana Mehta January 23, 2017 TORONTO — Ontario’s medical watchdog has issued a scathing reprimand against a psychiatrist who sexually abused multiple patients over more than a decade, saying the man brought shame to the profession. The […]

Austin Psychiatrist Charles Fischer Imprisoned for 40 years – now sued for $1 Million

KXAN Ex-child psychiatrist in prison for sexual assault sued for $1 million January 24, 2017 AUSTIN (KXAN) – Dr. Charles Fischer was sentenced in November to 40 years in prison after being convicted of multiple charges of sexual assault of a child. Now, one of his victims has filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million in […]

Ottawa Psychiatrist Gerald Powell – Guilty of Misconduct – for the second time in three years

OTTAWA SUN Ottawa psychiatrist guilty of second misconduct suspended, fined By Aedan Helmer January 11, 2017 Ottawa psychiatrist Gerald Powell was found guilty of misconduct for the second time in three years, and on Tuesday was suspended by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and ordered to pay $25,000 in fines for questionable […]

London (Canada) Psychiatrist Stanley Dobrowolski, Convicted Sex Offender, Now out on the Street

London Free Press Abusive ex-doc gets parole; Stanley Dobrowolski, jailed for 18 voyeurism, assault convictions in 2014, granted release from prison last month January 6, 2017 The sex offending, disgraced former London psychiatrist Stanley Dobrowolski is out of prison and on parole. Parole documents show after serving more than half of his four-year sentence behind […]