The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)
Psychiatrist loses medical license
May 16, 2008
By Dan Horn
A Cincinnati child psychiatrist who is facing sex crime charges lost his medical license this week.
The Ohio Medical Board permanently revoked the license of Leo D’Souza after reviewing a 50-page report on the accusations that several former patients made against him.
A Hamilton County grand jury indicted D’Souza in February on four charges of gross sexual imposition and one charge of sexual imposition. The charges involve four patients, now ages 14 to 21, who accuse the doctor of molesting them.
The indictment does not name D’Souza’s accusers, so it is unclear whether the medical board considered the same accusations as the grand jury.
A hearing examiner for the board found there was “no acceptable reason” for D’Souza to have examined the genitalia of male patients in his office. D’Souza told the examiner he conducted only a visual examination, while the patients said he touched them and did not use gloves.
“Dr. D’Souza failed to conform to the minimal standard of care, violated the Principles of Medical Ethics, and engaged in sexual misconduct with patients,” the examiner concluded…
D’Souza settled a 2003 molestation claim for $7,500, court records show…