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

  • Psychiatrist Matthew Okeke

Matthew Okeke, Las Vegas Psychiatrist – “failing to redirect a female patient ‘away from his personal and physical space’ when she began to touch him inappropriately”

Las Vegas Review-Journal Las Vegas psychiatrist reprimanded for unprofessional behavior By Mary Hynes October 14, 2019 Psychiatrist Matthew Okeke The Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners has publicly reprimanded a Las Vegas psychiatrist for failing to redirect a female patient “away from his personal and physical space” when she began to touch him inappropriately. A complaint filed by the medical board in May 2019 against Dr. Matthew Okeke states that a patient in December 2017 used her smartphone to videotape an encounter with the psychiatrist without his consent during an office visit. The video, recorded as the cellphone [...]

  • Kings Mill

Ashok Kumar Singh, King’s Mill Psychiatrist, cleared of making sexual phone call to patient

Chad Former King's Mill doctor cleared of making sexual phone call to patient at tribunal By Danielle Andrews October 10, 2019 Kings Mill A doctor has been cleared of telephoning a vulnerable patient and telling her to 'check her breast and vagina for lumps'. Dr Ashok Kumar Singh faced a medical practitioners misconduct tribunal having been accused of sexually motivated actions against the woman. Dr Singh also allegedly telephoned the patient at home and told her to check her breasts and vagina for lumps when she saw him almost 20 years ago. Dr Singh told the tribunal he [...]

  • Psychiatrist Ashok Singh

Ashok Singh, Eaton Psychiatrist, cleared to practise after sexual misconduct allegations

Eastern Daily Press Norwich doctor cleared to practise after four-year ordeal under sexual misconduct allegations By Dominic Gilbert October 8, 2019 Psychiatrist Ashok Singh A four-year ordeal for a Norwich doctor suspended after accusations of sexual misconduct has come to an end after a tribunal cleared him to practise. Dr Ashok Singh, of Eaton, was cleared of 10 counts of sexual assault against four different women after a trial at Norwich Crown Court in 2016. But despite the psychiatrist and trainee GP saying three years ago he wanted to "move on" with his life, he remained under investigation [...]

  • Psychiatrist Michael Haslam

Michael Haslam, Crayke Psychiatrist, “three year prison sentence” – “four convictions of indecent assault”

Harrogate Advertiser Former doctor's rape conviction 'unsafe' May 21, 2004 Psychiatrist Michael Haslam A RETIRED consultant psychiatrist who was found guilty last year of raping a patient in a hospital photocopying room in North Yorkshire in 1988 has had his conviction quashed. Dr Michael Haslam, 70, of Crayke, had been jailed for seven years after being found guilty of rape and four charges of indecent assault. But yesterday, the Court of Appeal ruled the rape conviction was "unsafe", although the four convictions of indecent assault were upheld. Dr Haslam will serve a three-year prison sentence instead of seven [...]

  • Psychiatrist Robert Morgenthal

Robert Morgenthal, Orlando Psychiatrist, sentenced in sexual misconduct case

The Ledger Polk psychiatrist pleads to sexual misconduct involving a patient By Suzie Schottelkotte September 30, 2019 Psychiatrist Robert Morgenthal BARTOW – A former psychiatrist at Peace River Center who surrendered his state medical license in February 2017 on allegations of inappropriate sexual relations with a patient has pleaded no contest to a criminal charge of sexual misconduct by a psychotherapist. Circuit Judge Neil Roddenbery sentenced Robert Morgenthal, 69, on Friday to two years’ probation, mirroring the terms of plea agreement with prosecutors. The charge, a second-degree felony, carries up to 15 years in prison, but under state [...]

  • Psych Richard Farmer

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

Memphis Commercial Appeal Memphis woman forged names to obtain opioid prescriptions, authorities say By Phillip Jackson September 25, 2019 Psychiatrist Richard Farmer A Memphis woman was indicted and a local physician pleaded guilty in an Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force investigation, federal officials announced Tuesday. Erin Pealor, 35, attempted to obtain methylphenidate and amphetamine by filling out prescriptions with fake patient names and signed the signature of the physician, according to court documents. Pealor had filled out at least nine names describing them as patients from Nov. 7, 2017, to Feb. 13, 2018, according to court documents. [...]

  • Psychiatrist Gavin Patrick Meany

Gary Meany, Twin Cities psychiatrist arrested – faces charges after being accused of having sex with a patient who sought help for past sexual assaults

Pioneer Press Patient says Apple Valley psychiatrist ‘abused’ her; he’s charged with criminal sexual conduct By Nick Ferraro September 17, 2019 Psychiatrist Gavin Meany A Twin Cities psychiatrist faces charges after being accused of having sex with a patient who sought help for past sexual assaults. Gavin Patrick Meany, 38, of Apple Valley, was charged with two counts of felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct last week in Dakota County District Court. Gavin Patrick Meany (Courtesy of Dakota County Sheriff’s Office) A woman reported to Burnsville police on Aug. 27 that she had been “abused” over the last five [...]

  • Psychiatrist Charles Stewart

Charles Stewart, Brunswick psychiatrist, ordered to stop treating women

Press Herald Brunswick psychiatrist ordered to stop treating women The order issued to Dr. Charles Stewart comes after complaints by 2 female patients. By Dennis Hoey September 11, 2019 Psychiatrist Charles Stewart A Brunswick psychiatrist has been ordered to stop treating women for 30 days after complaints by two patients. The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine issued the immediate partial suspension against Dr. Charles Stewart, the board said in a news release. Board members said that their actions were “based on a preliminary finding that the actions of Dr. Stewart constitute an immediate jeopardy to the health [...]

  • Psychiatrist Duong Huu Nguyen

Duong Huu Nguyen, Little Rock psychiatrist, license suspended, accused of “sex or a romantic relationship” with a patient or a former patient

Arkansas Democrat Gazette Little Rock psychiatrist's license suspended By Kat Stromquist September 12, 2019 Psychiatrist Duong Huu Nguyen The Arkansas State Medical Board has temporarily suspended the license of a Little Rock psychiatrist who is accused of having had "sex or a romantic relationship" with a patient or former patient. At a special teleconference meeting Monday, the board voted to issue an emergency order of suspension for the medical license of Dr. Duong Huu Nguyen, pending a hearing. According to the order, Nguyen is accused of potential violations of the state's Medical Practices Act after the board received [...]

  • Psychiatrist Rajiv Anand

Rajiv Anand, Lokhandwala Psychiatrist, accused of molesting patient

Mumbai Mirror Psychiatrist accused of molesting his patient By Sharmeen Hakim September 11, 2019 Psychiatrist Rajiv Anand A well-known psychiatrist from Lokhandwala was recently accused of molesting a 34-year-old patient, an architect from Kandivali. The complainant was suffering from post-partum depression. She accused him of touching her inappropriately during a session. The Versova police booked Dr Rajiv Anand under Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code; early on August 30, after the woman and her architect husband approached them. On his part Anand, 67, who shares the Lokhandwala clinic with his daughter, admitted treating the woman and the [...]

  • Psychiatrist Prabakar Rajan Thomas

Prabakar Rajan Thomas, Melbourne psychiatrist, jailed for sexual assault faces second allegation

The Guardian Psychiatrist jailed for sexual assault faces second allegation Health regulator is investigating complaint against Prabakar Rajan Thomas, already sentenced to 14 months in jail By Lisa Martin September 3, 2019 Psychiatrist Prabakar Rajan Thomas A former Melbourne psychiatrist sentenced to two years in jail for sexually assaulting a female patient is facing a further investigation from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Prabakar Rajan Thomas, 69, received a 14 month non-parole jail sentence in March for abusing a patient. The county court was told he had put his hands in the victim’s bra, asked about her [...]

  • Psychiatrist Greg Lydall

Greg Lydall, States of Guernsey psychiatrist, has pleaded guilty to making thousands of indecent images of children

ITV NEWS Former States of Guernsey psychiatrist admits making indecent images of children August 29, 2019 Psychiatrist Greg Lydall A psychiatrist formerly employed by the States of Guernsey has pleaded guilty to making thousands of indecent images of children. Dr Greg Lydall pleaded guilty to 11 charges at Guernsey Royal Court. The court heard that some of the images found fell into the most severe category. He will be sentenced on 31 October. The Committee for Health and Social Care wants to reassure the public that Dr Lydall did not come into contact with minors during his employment [...]

  • Psychiatrist Eugene Redmond

D. Eugene Redmond, Yale Psychiatrist, accused of horrific sexual assaults at Caribbean research facility

New York Post Yale professor accused of horrific sexual assaults at Caribbean research facility By Joshua Rhett Miller August 21, 2019 Psychiatrist Eugene Redmond A retired Yale University psychiatry professor sexually assaulted five students at a research facility in the Caribbean and conducted sickening “medical exams” of three other students, according to a scathing report by a former federal prosecutor. A 54-page report commissioned by Yale released Tuesday found that Dr. D. Eugene Redmond — who retired from Yale School of Medicine last summer after 44 years at the university — assaulted five students at a research facility [...]

  • Psychiatrist Mark Beale

Las Cruces psychiatrist Mark Beale indicted for alleged sexual assaults of 9 patients

KVIA Las Cruces psychiatrist indicted on 23 counts for alleged sexual assaults of 9 patients By Jim Parker August 15, 2019 Psychiatrist Mark Beale Las Cruces psychiatrist indicted on 23 counts for alleged sexual assaults of 9 patients LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - A Las Cruces psychiatrist accused of sexually assaulting nine of his patients has been indicted by a grand jury on 23 counts of criminal sexual contact, prosecutors said Thursday. Dr. Mark Beale, 72, was first arrested back in April on allegations he assaulted six patients. Since then, authorities said the number of victims discovered has [...]

  • Psychiatrist Anthony Slowiaczek

Anthony Slowiaczek, Green Hills psychiatrist, “engaging in sexual relationship with a ‘vulnerable female’ patient” – guilty of professional misconduct

Maitland Mercury Former Green Hills psychiatrist disqualified over affair with patient By Meg Francis August 14, 2019 A former Green Hills psychiatrist has been found guilty of professional misconduct, and disqualified after engaging in sexual relationship with a "vulnerable female" patient. NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal found Anthony Slowiaczek guilty of professional misconduct for the "improper and sexual relation" with a female patient, identified as Patient A, between 2012 and 2016. Dr Slowiaczek was a specialist psychiatrist practising at the Maitland Specialist Centre, attached to the Maitland Private Hospital. Patient A had a history of childhood sexual abuse and sexual [...]

  • Psychiatrist Jason Stamper

Jason Stamper, Pikeville Psychiatrist, accused of showing patient nude pictures of men he’s had sex with

Psychiatrist Jason Stamper Lexington Herald Leader Pikeville psychiatrist accused of showing patient nude pictures of men he’s had sex with By Mike Stunson August 5, 2019 A Pikeville psychiatrist has been accused of showing a patient nude photos of men during a session earlier this year. As a result, the medical license for Jason Stamper has been restricted by the state’s Board of Medical Licensure for an indefinite period of time. Stamper practices at the Mountain Comprehensive Care Center in Pikeville. The mother of the patient, a permanently disabled adult, filed a grievance to the board in May [...]

  • Adelaide Psychiatrist Richard Thompkins

Richard Thompkins, Adelaide Psychiatrist, suspended for having sex with patient

The Advertiser Psychiatrist Dr Richard Birrell Thompkins suspended for a year for having sex with patient By Mitch Mott July 28, 2019 An Adelaide psychiatrist has been banned from taking on new female patients and suspended for a year after continuing to treat and prescribe drugs to a vulnerable woman who he was in a sexual relationship with. Dr Richard Birrell Thompkins also prescribed the woman, who suffered from severe mental illness and was addicted to medication, highly addictive benzodiazepines. He continued to prescribe the drugs to her even when a specialist doctor recommended she be admitted to hospital and [...]

  • Isle of Man Psychiatrist Timothy Byrne

Isle of Man Psychiatrist Timothy Byrne has hearing on allegations of sexual misconduct in November 2019

Manx Radio Dr Timothy Byrne tribunal to continue in November July 22nd, 2019 Mental health boss accused of sexual misconduct Isle of Man Psychiatrist Timothy Byrne An investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Dr Timothy Byrne, of Noble's Hospital, will recommence in November. The Clinical Director of Mental Health Services appeared before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester from 8-18 July, but the hearing was adjourned. The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that between 2007 and 2016, Dr Byrne engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a patient, whilst acting as their treating psychiatrist or care [...]

  • Psychiatrist Pieter van der Westhuizen

Swakopmund psychiatrist Pieter van der Westhuizen rape trial scheduled for November

Namibian Psychiatrist's rape trial to continue in November by Werner Menges July 16, 2019 Psychiatrist Pieter van der Westhuizen THE trial of a Swakopmund psychiatrist charged with having drugged and raped one of his patients near the end of 2015 is scheduled to continue in the Windhoek High Court in November. Dr Pieter van der Westhuizen's trial was postponed to 11 November on Thursday last week, after the husband of the woman he is accused of having raped completed his testimony as a state witness in the psychiatrist's trial. Van der Westhuizen (62) denied guilt on three counts [...]

  • Kota Damansara Thomson Hospital psychiatrist

Malayasian Psychiatrist fired after patient files sexual harassment complaint

The Star Hospital fires psychiatrist after patient files sexual harassment complaint July 17, 2019 Kota Damansara Thomson Hospital psychiatrist PETALING JAYA: The Kota Damansara Thomson Hospital has terminated the services of a consultant psychiatrist after he was accused of sexually harassing a patient. In addition, the hospital said in a statement that the case had been referred to the police and the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) for further action. According to the hospital, it initially suspended the psychiatrist on July 6 pending an internal inquiry following a complaint from the patient. After the inquiry was conducted, the management [...]

  • Isle of Man Psychiatrist Timothy Byrne

Timothy Byrne, Isle of Man Psychiatrist, in hot water – sex with a patient in his office

Daily Mail Married psychiatrist had sex with a patient in his office and gave her a handkerchief doused in his aftershave so she would have a 'piece of him' during two-year affair, tribunal hears By Amie Gordon July 10, 2019 Isle of Man Psychiatrist Timothy Byrne A married consultant psychiatrist had sex with a patient in his office and kissed her during home visits as they had a two-year-long affair, a tribunal heard today. Father-of-one Dr Timothy Byrne gave the woman a handkerchief doused in his aftershave as a 'piece of him' and 'keepsake' of their romance, telling [...]

UK Psychiatrist Shekhar Chandra – Sex with Patient in 2005, now allowed to “practice” again

BMJ Tribunal reaffirms decision that psychiatrist who was struck off can practise again By Clare Dyer July 5, 2019 --Excerpt A doctor who was struck off the UK medical register in 2008 for engaging in sexual acts with a vulnerable patient has been allowed back on the register, despite a successful General Medical Council appeal to the courts against the decision allowing him to resume practice. Shekhar Chandra was a senior house officer in psychiatry working on the Isle of Wight in 2005 when he twice met a vulnerable patient at her home, engaging in oral sex on the second [...]

  • Psychiatrist Christopher-Doyle

Christopher Doyle, Mississauga psychiatrist, loses in attempt to regain his license

Toronto Sun Three strikes and Mississauga psychiatrist is out By Michele Mandel July 2, 2019  Psychiatrist Christopher Doyle There were warning signs from the start. And now, after his third round of trouble, a Mississauga psychiatrist has lost his court bid to have his medical licence reinstated. Dr. Christopher Doyle was stripped of his licence last year by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) for incompetence and professional misconduct, including sending a troubled woman to hospital in a suicidal state after abruptly firing her as a patient. Doyle had argued that his punishment was too [...]

  • Psychiatrist Pieter van der Westhuizen

Pieter van der Westhuizen, Swakopmund psychiatrist, rape trial begins

Namibian Psychiatrist denies rape charges By Werner Menges July 2, 2019 Psychiatrist Pieter van der Westhuizen Dr Pieter van der Westhuizen (62) pleaded not guilty to three counts of rape, a charge of indecent assault, and a charge of attempted murder, alternatively using drugs to overpower a woman so that he could have unlawful intercourse with her, at the start of his trial before acting judge Eileen Rakow. In a 31-page plea explanation that the leader of his defence team, senior counsel Stephen Farrell, read out in court, Van der Westhuizen stated that he was “devastated and saddened” [...]

  • Psychiatrist Keith Ablow

Massachusetts Psychiatrist Keith Ablow settles sexual misconduct lawsuits

The Salem News Keith Ablow settles sexual misconduct lawsuits By Julie Manganis June 26, 2019 Psychiatrist Keith Ablow SALEM — A series of lawsuits alleging that celebrity Newburyport psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow had taken advantage of patients, including engaging in sexual behavior with them, inappropriately prescribing drugs and other "boundary violations," have been settled, court records show. Terms of the settlements were not disclosed in court filings late Tuesday in Salem Superior Court. Ablow, 57, of Newbury, has also had his medical license suspended in Massachusetts and New York. Ablow's attorney, Paul Cirel of Todd and Weld, said [...]

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