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

Russell Simon Hoyle, psychiatrist, not allowed to treat women

Russell Simon Hoyle The West Australian (Perth) NO FEMALE PATIENTS FOR DOC; Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital psychiatrist's investigation January 5, 2022 -- Excerpt A taxpayer-funded psychiatrist who is under investigation will be allowed to return to work as long as he doesn't treat any female patients. Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital's Russell Simon Hoyle was recently made subject to a gender-based restriction from the medical regulating body - prohibiting him from treating women. According to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency's website, conditions of this nature are often imposed for matters involving allegations of sexual misconduct. Dr Hoyle was suspended [...]

  • Nebraska Psychiatrist - Reynaldo A. De Los Angeles

Nebraska Psychiatrist, Reynaldo A. De Los Angeles, trial set

News Channel Nebraska Kearney psychiatrist arrested for alleged sexual assault, trial set December 28th 2021 By Kadra Sommersted-Simmons Psychiatrist Reynaldo A. De Los Angeles -- Excerpt 76-year-old Reynaldo A. De Los Angeles of Kearney was arrested at the beginning of September at his office. The alleged victim reported the August 25 assault on September 2. Buffalo County had a warrant for De Los Angeles’s arrest charging him with third-degree sexual assault, a Class I misdemeanor. It was reported that De Los Angeles, at his office, unlawfully subjected another person to sexual contact without consent of the victim that didn’t [...]

  • Keun Lee, Psychiatrist

Keun Lee, Psychiatrist, jailed on allegation he raped patient

Miami Herald Psychiatrist jailed on allegation he raped patient during ‘exam’ at Aventura Hospital By David Ovalle December 22, 2021 Keun Lee Keun Lee, Psychiatrist A psychiatrist surrendered Wednesday to face an allegation he sexually assaulted a patient during private “exams” at Aventura Hospital more than two years ago. Dr. Keun Lee has previously been awaiting extradition in jail in Bergen, New Jersey. Last week, he appeared in New Jersey court and under a deal with prosecutors, was allowed to post bond in exchange for agreeing to fly to Miami and surrender. He was booked into the Turner Guilford [...]

Benjamin Wen, Aussie Psychiatrist, charged

Benjamin Wen PerthNow Former psychiatrist charged with indecently dealing with nine children By Angie Raphael December 10, 2021 -- Excerpt A former psychiatrist has faced a Perth court charged with several counts of indecent dealing allegedly committed against nine children. Sex offender management squad officers began investigating Benjamin Wen, 47, after receiving “information relating to his activities” while he was working as a psychiatrist between 2012 and 2016. Several search warrants were executed and multiple items were seized, police said. Mr Wen, from Success, has been charged with seven counts of indecently dealing with a child aged under [...]

Praveen Thottappilil, Ballarat psychiatrist, pleads guilty

Praveen Thottappilil The Courier Psychiatrist pleads guilty By Hayley Elg December 1, 2021 Wednesday -- Excerpt A court has heard about the "serious offending" of a former Ballarat psychiatrist who sexually assaulted two "vulnerable" clients. Dr Praveen Thottappilil, who ran Australian Mental Health Services - Ballarat on Drummond Street, pleaded guilty to nine offences at the Ballarat Magistrates' Court on Tuesday. The police prosecutor told the court two women had made complaints about the psychiatrist, who is currently suspended from practice. Both were diagnosed with mental illnesses and Thottappilil saw them regularly for treatment and to prescribe medication... Around early [...]

Nasreen Roberts, Kingston Psychiatrist, pleads guilty

Nasreen Roberts Calgary Herald Child psychiatrist pleads guilty to sexual assault over affair with former patient By Kevin Martin November 18, 2021 -- Excerpt It was a May-October romance, but not the kind found in Harlequin novels or on Hollywood screens. He had just turned 18, having gone to her as a youth for counselling for self-esteem issues. She was a successful and married adolescent psychiatrist in her mid-40s. “It is at the highest level of a breach of trust,” Calgary provincial court Judge John Bascom said Wednesday, after hearing details of Dr. Nasreen Roberts’ sexual relationship with her former [...]

Robert Harden, Plano psychiatrist, arrested

Robert Harden Dallas Morning News Plano psychiatrist arrested, accused of sexually assaulting adult family member, police said Robert James Harden, 69, was arrested Thursday, police said. By Hojun Choi November 16, 2021 -- Excerpt A Plano psychiatrist was arrested last week after accusations he sexually assaulted an adult family member, according to police. Robert James Harden, 69, was arrested around 7 p.m. Thursday on a charge of aggravated sexual assault, police said. He is currently being held at the Collin County Detention Center and his bail has been set at $250,000, police said... Harden is listed as part of the [...]

Jan Cimický, Czech Psychiatrist – police ask all victims to come forward

Jan Cimický Czech Radio Czech PM asks president not to award psychiatrist accused of sexual harassment By Tom McEnchroe November 10, 2021 -- Excerpt Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has sent a letter to President Miloš Zeman asking him not to give Jan Cimický, one of the country’s leading psychiatrists, a high state distinction. The letter, sent on Wednesday, was written in reaction to fresh allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault made by several women against Mr Cimický. The allegations are currently being investigated by the police, who have asked all victims to come forward. In the letter, Prime [...]

Joan Marcelino, Miami psychistrist, charged with molesting kids

Joan Marcelino Miami Herald Child molester returns to Miami-Dade in cuffs after hiding for a decade, authorities say By Devoun Cetoute October 28, 2021 -- Excerpt Former psychiatrist Dr. Joan Humberto Marcelino was on the run from the law for years after being charged with molesting young boys in Miami-Dade and Lake County. After 10 years and changes to extradition laws, authorities have brought Marcelino back to answer to the charges. Marcelino is charged with molesting four teenage boys from Hialeah in Lake and Miami-Dade counties, an arrest warrant read. Among the charges was one count of lewd and lascivious [...]

Hasan Abu Ghariba, Laqiya psychiatrist, indicted for sexual abuse

Hasan Abu Ghariba The Times of Israel Psychiatrist indicted for sexual abuse of patient in Beersheba Alleged victim of Hasan Abu Ghariba calls on other women to come forward if they’ve experienced abuse at his hands By TOI STAFF October 28, 2021 -- Excerpt Psychiatrist Hasan Abu Ghariba A psychiatrist from the Bedouin town of Laqiya in southern Israel was indicted on Thursday on charges of rape, sodomy and indecent acts against a patient who sought his assistance. The man, Hasan Abu Ghariba, 33, was arrested earlier this month after the young woman in question filed a police [...]

Thomas Wyatt, Georgia Psychiatrist, accused of molesting boys

Thomas Wyatt CBS Miami Georgia Doctor Thomas Wyatt Accused Of Molesting Boys Charged In Miami-Dade By CBSMiami.com Team September 23, 2021 -- Excerpt MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Georgia psychiatrist accused of molesting boys decades ago has been arrested. Dr. Thomas Wyatt, 65, from Chatsworth, Georgia, was extradited to Miami-Dade earlier this month and charged with two counts of sexual battery of a minor. A Miami-Dade man said Wyatt molested him and two of his friends back in the 1970s. The man when he did a Google search, he noticed that Wyatt was working in Georgia and a review from [...]

Ashok Bharucha, State College psychiatrist, sentenced

Ashok Bharucha Centre Daily State College psychiatrist pleads guilty after sexual misconduct allegations By Bret Pallotto September 20, 2021 -- Excerpt A State College psychiatrist accused of sexual misconduct with a patient was sentenced Monday to two years of probation. Ashok Bharucha, 54, pleaded guilty Monday to one misdemeanor count of simple assault. One felony count of sexual assault and two misdemeanor counts of indecent assault were dropped. Bharucha was accused of performing unwanted oral sex on a patient during a June 2020 appointment at his downtown State College office, borough police wrote in an affidavit of probable cause... [...]

Kearney Psychiatrist Reynaldo De Los Angeles, arrested

Kearney Psychiatrist Grand Island Independent Kearney psychiatrist arrested, accused of sexual assault By Kim Schmidt September 2, 2021 -- Excerpt UPDATE: Reynaldo A. De Los Angeles posted a $10,000 Friday and was released from the Buffalo County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court in October. KEARNEY — A Kearney psychiatrist is in jail accused of sexually assaulting a patient. Reynaldo A. De Los Angeles, 76, was arrested Thursday morning at his office at 409 E. 25th St., on a Buffalo County warrant charging him with third-degree sexual assault, a misdemeanor. According to court records, the alleged incident happened [...]

Abner Pasatiempo, Guam Government psychiatrist, arrested in Alaska

Abner Pasatiempo Pacific Daily News Former GovGuam psychiatrist arrested in Alaska By Steve Limtiaco September 1, 2021 -- Excerpt Dr. Abner Pasatiempo, a former Guam government psychiatrist wanted in connection with official misconduct and harassment, was arrested last week in Alaska, according to the Office of the Attorney General. After his arrest on a Guam warrant, Pasatiempo was released on a $2,000 bail bond and ordered not to leave Alaska, according to the attorney general’s office. The Superior Court of Alaska set a Sept. 30 status hearing for the case. The attorney general’s office in February filed a criminal complaint [...]

Andrew Nadell, Bay area psychiatrist, accused of raping 13-year-old

Andrew Nadell San Francisco Chronicle Former patient accuses Bay Area psychiatrist of raping her at age 13, state medical board alleges By Annie Vainshtein July 24, 2021 -- Excerpt The Medical Board of California has accused a Burlingame psychiatrist of sexual misconduct, exploitation and abuse after investigating allegations that he raped a 13-year-old patient and forced her to perform other sexual acts in 2009. William Prasifka, executive director of the medical board, detailed the allegations in a document filed with the board on July 7, in an effort to revoke or suspend the medical license of Dr. Andrew Thomas [...]

Emilio González Fernández, Spanish psychiatrist convicted

Emilio González Fernández The European Times Spanish psychiatrist convicted of sexual abuse expelled by medical association Originally written by Xurxo Melchor, for La Voz de Galicia, in Spanish. June 4, 2021 -- Excerpt: The organisation’s board of directors stresses that Emilio González Fernández’s behaviour is not in line with the ethical and deontological values of the profession. The board of directors of the Official College of Doctors of A Coruña has unanimously approved the expulsion from the institution of the psychiatrist from Santiago convicted of sexual abuse of a patient. Emilio González Fernández is thus provisionally removed from the profession [...]

Gavin Meany, Minn psychiatrist – imprisoned for sexual assault

Gavin Meany Star Tribune 7½-year sentence for Twin Cities psychiatrist who repeatedly sexually assaulted patient Gavin P. Meany will serve the first five years in prison and the balance on supervised release. By Paul Walsh September 10, 2020 -- Excerpt Gavin P. Meany, 39, was sentenced Wednesday in Dakota County District Court after pleading guilty in January to four counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Upon sentencing by Judge Jerome Abrams, Meany was taken into custody and will serve the first five years of his term in prison and then be under court supervision for life. Dakota County prosecutors had [...]

Queensland Psychiatrist offers own husband to patient for sex therapy

Queensland Psychiatrist Courier Mail Wacky sex therapy Shrink's hubby slept with patient By Kay Dibben August 15, 2020 -- Excerpt A PSYCHIATRIST who treated a female patient with sexual anxiety by getting her to have sex with her own husband — while she watched — has been fined $25,000. The doctor and her husband also had sex in front of the patient during the highly unconventional "sex therapy", a tribunal heard. The patient had previously lived with the psychiatrist and her husband as an au pair, and the two women later became friends. But it was during a therapeutic relationship, [...]

Memphis Psychiatrist Richard Farmer Must Surrender License

Memphis Psychiatrist Richard Farmer Legal Reader Pharmacist Who Stole Opioids Must Surrender License By Sara E. Teller July 2, 2020 -- Excerpt ... In February of this year, Memphis psychiatrist, 83-year-old licensed psychiatrist Richard Farmer, was also found guilty of unlawfully distributing opioids. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) found Farmer guilty of “three counts of distribution of controlled substances outside of the scope of professional practice and without a legitimate medical purpose.” Farmer was charged in April 2019 after reportedly giving opioids to three sisters who he had “ongoing sexual contact” with while prescribing the opioids. Farmer is accused [...]

Clarence White, Syracuse Psychiatrist – license revoked for sex with patient

Clarence White Syracuse.com Syracuse psychiatrist accused of having sex with patient loses medical license By James T. Mulder January 14, 2020 -- Excerpt SYRACUSE, NY – The state has revoked the medical license of a Syracuse psychiatrist accused of having sex with a patient. Dr. Clarence White, 44, was working at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca in 2017 when he entered into an inappropriate relationship with a female patient he was treating, according to the state Board for Professional Medical Conduct. He asked the patient for her phone number, socialized with her, started a sexual relationship and gave her [...]

Abner Pasatiempo, Guam Psychiatrist “guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct”

Pacific Daily News Guam psychiatrist under investigation; previously disciplined in Maryland By Jerick Sablan January 5, 2020 Abner Pasatiempo - psychiatrist A Behavioral Health and Wellness Center psychiatrist whose Maryland medical license was suspended after he had sex with a patient is under investigation by the Guam Board of Medical Examiners. The board knew about Dr. Abner Pasatiempo's troubles in Maryland when he applied for a license here, but the Guam license was granted in April 2018 because of an extraordinary need to fill the position at Behavioral Health, said Dr. Nathaniel Berg, Board of Medical Examiners chairman, [...]

Memphis Psych Richard Farmer, “was accused of prescribing hydrocodone and alprazolam, or Xanax, to female patients in exchange for sexual favors or their companionship.”

Memphis Psych Richard Farmer Memphis Commercial Appeal Memphis woman forged names to obtain opioid prescriptions, authorities say By Phillip Jackson September 25, 2019 -- Excerpt Hellman was first indicted in April along with three other Memphis medical professionals: Thomas Hughes, Richard Farmer and James Litton. Hughes, 69, is a licensed endocrinologist who was facing nine counts of illegally dispensing testosterone to himself. Farmer, an East Memphis psychiatrist, was accused of prescribing hydrocodone and alprazolam, or Xanax, to female patients in exchange for sexual favors or their companionship. The Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force was started in 2018 in a [...]

Mark Beale, Las Cruces psychiatrist, Indicted

Mark Beale Las Cruces Sun-News Las Cruces psychiatrist indicted on 23 counts of criminal sexual contact From Staff Reports August 15, 2019 -- Excerpt LAS CRUCES - A Las Cruces psychiatrist and pain management specialist has been indicted on 23 counts of criminal sexual contact, all fourth-degree felonies. Dr. Mark Beale, 72, is alleged to have had inappropriate contact with nine of his patients. Beale was arrested April 12 and was released on a $5,000 secured bond. A news release in April announcing Beale's arrest stated his victims ranged in age from 21 to 60, and the incidents began in [...]

Richard Farmer, Psychiatrist, East Memphis, wrote prescriptions “in exchange for sexual favors or companionship”

Richard Farmer Commercial Appeal Here are the Memphis medical professionals indicted in federal opioid crackdown By Micaela Watts April 18, 2019 -- Excerpt Farmer is a psychiatrist with a practice in East Memphis, and is accused of prescribing hydrocodone and aprazolam, or Xanax, to female patients in exchange for sexual favors or their companionship. He is also accused of keeping inadequate patient records, prescribing addictive substances to patients before meeting them and not requiring a drug screen for some patients before prescribing the sometimes deadly combination of hydrocodone and alprazolam... WVLT Prosecutors: West Tennessee doctor trades pills for sexual favors [...]

D. Eugene Redmond Jr., Connecticut Psychiatrist – banned from the Yale campus after claims of sexual misconduct

D. Eugene Redmond Jr. New Haven Register Yale hires investigator after claims of sexual misconduct against former professor By Ed Stannard January 28, 2019 -- Excerpt NEW HAVEN — Yale University President Peter Salovey has hired a former U.S. attorney to investigate sexual misconduct complaints against a former psychiatry professor at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. D. Eugene Redmond Jr. retired in July 2018 while disciplinary proceedings were being brought, based on a student intern’s complaint, according to a Yale news release. A second student filed a complaint this month. The two students were interns at the St. [...]