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

Francis Bostock, psychiatrist, billed medicare for sex with patient – Judge orders him to pay patient $400,000

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Sydney Morning Herald Former psychiatrist Francis Bostock ordered to pay damages to patient he abused By Julia Medew December 16, 2014 A former Melbourne psychiatrist who had sex with a patient for years and billed Medicare $16,000 for their time together has been ordered to pay the woman nearly $400,000 in damages. A Supreme Court […]

Patient Shocked Psychiatrist James Hanley is Still Practicing

Psychiatrist James Hanley

Edmonton Journal Cold Lake psychiatrist’s former patient says he shouldn’t be in practice Doctor lost privileges in New Brunswick, Newfoundland By Marty Klinkenberg December 8, 2014 When Kathy Wiseman’s psychiatrist pleaded guilty to engaging in an inappropriate sexual relationship with her, she thought he would never practice medicine again. So Wiseman was shocked last week […]

Group wants Thomas Havel, shock psychiatrist, out of El Camino Hospital (Silicon Valley)

El Camino Hospital - Psychiatrist

El Camino Hospital – Shocking Patients Since 1961!

James Hanley, psychiatrist, license revoked for sexual misconduct in 2 provinces, but Alberta issues him another

Psychiatrist James Hanley

​CBC News Psychiatrist who lost licence in N.B., NL, practising in Alberta Dr. James Hanley, who admitted having sex with patient, working at CFB Cold Lake By Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon December 2, 2014 A psychiatrist who was stripped of his medical licences in both New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador in 2007 after he admitted to […]

John Rigano, Psychiatrist, convicted of sexually harassing underage boys, deported

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Daily Telegraph Qld sex offender found in Bali school By Gabrielle Dunlevy November 27, 2014 An Australian man with prior convictions for improper dealings with children has been caught teaching English classes in Bali and will be deported, authorities say. John Peter Domenic Rigano, 65, was caught teaching English in Kuta earlier this month in […]

Kyle Stewart, “Wierd” Psychiatrist, Confronted with Sexual Misconduct Charges, Agrees to Never Practice Again

Psychiatrist Kyle Stewart

Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Oklahoma) November 23, 2014 – 12:07am Former area psychiatrist surrenders medical license By Nathan Thompson A former Bartlesville psychiatrist has voluntarily surrendered his medical license to state authorities in lieu of prosecution following allegations of sexual misconduct. According to documents obtained by the Examiner-Enterprise from the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and […]

Walter Vandereycken, Sexually abused Patient – Catholic University Suspended him as Professor, Suspended for Life as a Psychiatrist

Psychiatrist Walter Vandereycken

BioEdge Belgian psychiatrist deregistered over abuse by Michael Cook November 9, 2014 A Belgian psychiatrist who sexually abused a patient who subsequently sought euthanasia has been deregistered. Walter Vandereycken’s offences surfaced in 2012 when Ann G, a woman with anorexia nervosa, accused him on Terzake, a well-known current affairs program. He was suspended from his […]

Marshall Hubsher, psychiatrist, accused of raping patient, surrendered license, now arrested on drug charges

Psychiatrist Marshall Hubsher

News12 Long Island Doctor, ex-psychiatrist accused of selling pills October 30, 2014 HEMPSTEAD – A doctor and a former psychiatrist in Nassau are accused of selling prescription pills. Prosecutors say Marshall Hubsher, along with Dr. Howard Mahler, conspired to sell prescription drugs such as Xanax and Adderall. They say the pair was working out of […]

Psych Aubrey Levin’s appeal of 3 sexual assault convictions – DENIED

Psychiatrist Aubrey Levin

Westman Journal Top court refuses to hear appeal from Calgary psychiatrist convicted of sex assault The Canadian Press October 23, 2014 OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada has shut the door on a psychiatrist’s request to appeal three convictions for sexually assaulting his court-appointed patients. Dr. Aubrey Levin of Calgary was found guilty by […]

Robert Fleury, psychiatrist, suspended for dating ex-patient

Psychiatrist Robert Fleury

Daily Journal Psychiatrist agrees to suspension for dating ex-patient October 21, 2014 By Matt Harrelson PINEHURST — A psychologist (sic) who practices in Richmond and Moore counties has agreed to a 90-day suspension of his license and will pay a $10,000 fine after dating a woman he had previously treated for depression. Dr. Robert A. […]