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 to pursue its mission will be damaged.”

American Psychiatric Association
Approved by the Board of Trustees
March 1993

Levi Chen-Wah Leong, Minnesota Psychiatrist, going to prison, court denies his appeal, had sex with depressed 23-year-old patient

Levi Chen-Wah Leong

Post Review Appeals court affirms conviction of psychiatrist in sex crime case By Derrick Knutson May 21, 2015 at 8:01 am The Minnesota Court of Appeals last week handed down a decision affirming the conviction of a psychiatrist who in 2011 engaged in sexual intercourse with an adult female patient in Chisago County. Levi Chen-Wah […]

Andrew Leggett, Psychiatrist Down Under, “Patient Pressured Him Into Sex”; Medical Board wanted him suspended but Judge worried about maintaining public confidence in psychiatrists

Psychiatrist Andrew Leggett

The Courier-Mail Psychiatrist claims patient pressured him into having sex By Vanda Carson May 19, 2015 A VETERAN psychiatrist given a slap on the wrist for having sex with a depressed former patient says she propositioned him for sex during therapy. Andrew Alfred George Leggett, who currently works in a private practice in South Brisbane, […]

Joseph Bray, psychiatrist, tells patient distressed over unfaithful husband: “men are not biologically programmed for monogamy”; tells patient: “When my wife dies I will shag as many women as I can”

Psychiatrist Joseph Bray

Daily Herald When my wife dies, I’ll sleep with as many women as possible: What psychiatrist told patient betrayed by husband By Jaya Narain May 13, 2015 A psychiatrist stunned a depressed patient by telling her: ‘When my wife dies, I will s**g as many women as I can’, a tribunal heard yesterday. The woman […]

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

Edward Hallowell

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 […]

Curtis Steele, Canadian Psychiatrist, 82, Charged with Child Porn, Took Photos of Young Girls

Curtis Steele

CBC News Former Halifax psychiatrist Curtis Steele facing child porn charges Steele had licence revoked after he was accused of exploiting 14-year-old girl under his care May 8, 2015 A former psychiatrist who practised in Halifax and taught at Dalhousie University has been charged with a child pornography offence. Dr. Curtis Steele, 82, is charged […]

Canadian psychiatrist Allan Khitab will stand trial for sexually abusing another boy

Allan Khitab

Ex-psychiatrist to stand trial over sex abuse allegations Waterloo Region Record By Brian Caldwell KITCHENER — Former psychiatrist Allan Khitab has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly abusing another boy while he worked at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in the 1990s. The committal after a one-day preliminary hearing means Khitab, 77, is now scheduled to […]

Texas Okays Psychiatrist Sex with Patients – Charges only $5,000

Psychiatrist Fermin Briones, Jr.

Texas Medical Board April 10, 2015 ON APRIL 10, 2015, THE BOARD AND FERMIN BRIONES, JR., M.D., ENTERED INTO AN AGREED ORDER PUBLICLY REPRIMANDING DR. BRIONES AND REQUIRING HIM TO WITHIN 30 DAYS UNDERGO AN INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EVALUATION AND FOLLOW ALL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CARE AND TREATMENT; WITHIN ONE YEAR AND THREE ATTEMPTS PASS THE MEDICAL […]

Ravi Shenava, 64-year-old Canadian psychiatrist, charged with sexual assault

Psychiatrist Ravi Shenava

Blackburn News Psychiatrist Accused Of Sexual Assault By Matt Weverink April 23, 2015 A 64-year-old man is charged with sexual assault after an alleged incident at a psychiatrist’s office. Police say a 28-year-old woman attended Windsor police headquarters on January 30, 2015 to report an incident that took place earlier that same day. On March […]

David Wilson, Utah Child Psychiatrist, Child Porn, Loses Job, License Revoked, Now Faces Criminal Charges

Psychiatrist David Wilson

Standard Examiner Former doctor’s attorney wants evidentiary hearing By Loretta Park April 14, 2015 OGDEN — A former doctor who practiced at McKay-Dee Hospital appeared in court on Tuesday. David Ford Wilson, 43, is charged with 15 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. He entered not guilty pleas to the charges on July 16, […]

Roger J. Palmieri, psychiatrist, sued by patient who alleges she was seduced during “therapy” sessions

Los Angeles Times ORANGE COUNTY FOCUS: NEWPORT BEACH; SUIT SAYS PSYCHIATRIST SEDUCED HIS PATIENT October 27, 1993 A psychiatrist who was suspended from practicing after allegations of drug possession and professional misconduct has been sued by a female patient who alleged she was seduced during therapy sessions. In a lawsuit filed Monday in Orange County […]

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