Psychiatrists at Texas State Hospitals Sexually Abuse Children

Austin Statesman Report: State agencies fail to protect psychiatric hospital patients Charles Henry Fischer, 60, was not adequately supervised for two decades, according to report by Disability Rights Texas. By Andrea Ball and Eric Dexheimer Feb. 19, 2013 Lax oversight and biased investigations by Texas state officials have placed vulnerable psychiatric patients at risk for […]

Charles Fischer, Austin Psychiatrist, faces up to 11 accusers in child sex abuse trial

Austin American-Statesman Ex-state psychiatrist faces up to 11 accusers in child sex abuse trial By Ryan Autullo October 23, 2016 Prosecutors could call as many as 11 witnesses who say they were sexually abused by former state psychiatrist Dr. Charles Fischer in a long-awaited trial that is expected to start with opening statements Tuesday. Travis […]

Charles Fischer, Austin Psychiatrist, Criminal Case Drags On – Frustrating Victims – nine patients accused him of having sex with them in psychiatric facilities

American-Statesman As psychiatrist’s abuse case drags, accuser expresses frustration By Andrea Ball and Eric Dexheimer Dec. 19, 2015  For Ruben Macias, the memories arrive at unexpected moments. “Sometimes certain smells will trigger it,” he said. “When I close my eyes, I replay the whole scene.” A decade later, the episode still unfolds in his […]

Austin psychiatrist Charles Fischer awaits trial on allegations that he sexually abused up to nine adolescent male patients

Austin American-Statesman DOCTORS DISCIPLINED BY TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD By American-Statesman Staff May 23, 2014 Charles Fischer waits in the elevator after appearing in court at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center on July 12, 2012[/caption]Two Austin physicians, including a psychiatrist awaiting trial on allegations that he sexually abused up to nine adolescent male patients, were among […]