Franklin Simon

The New York Times
State Psychiatrist Held In Sex Abuse of Girl, 4
September 26, 1986


A supervising psychiatrist at the state’s Manhattan Psychiatric Center on Wards Island was arrested yesterday and charged with sexually abusing a 4-year-old neighbor girl at his home.

The psychiatrist, Dr. Franklin Simon, 45, of 325 Riverside Drive in Manhattan, was charged with first-degree sexual abuse, a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison. State officials said he would be suspended without pay from his $75,000-a-year job pending the case’s outcome.

Lieut. Richard J. Marcus of the Manhattan sex crimes squad said the offense involved improper touching of the girl, who was not a patient. He said the child’s mother had filed a complaint, but he declined to say when the offense occurred or why the child was at Dr. Simon’s home…