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 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 [...]

  • Psychiatrist Surendra Johri

New Hartford psychiatrist Surendra Johri found guilty of sex abuse

Observer-Dispatch Former New Hartford psychiatrist sentenced in sex abuse case By Jolene Cleaver June 21, 2019 Psychiatrist Surendra Johri UTICA — A former New Hartford psychiatrist was sentenced Friday to probation for multiple sexual abuse convictions in Utica City Court. Surendra Johri, 62, was found guilty after a February trial of forcible touching and sexual abuse related to an April 15, 2017 incident involving a former patient as well as one count of sexual abuse related to a Nov. 11, 2017 incident involving a another patient. The abuse occurred during psychiatric patient sessions at Community Health and Behavioral [...]

  • Psychiatrist James Ryan

James Ryan, Psychiatrist – suspended in two states – (Mesa, Arizona & San Diego, CA) – sexual misconduct with patients

East Valley Tribune EV psychiatrist runs afoul of 2 medical boards By Jordan Houston June 16, 2019 Psychiatrist James Ryan The way the medical boards of California and Arizona saw it before suspending him this month, East Valley psychiatrist Dr. James Matthew Crowley Ryan had other things in mind when three different women came to him for psychiatric care. Investigators for the California Attorney General's office said: When one woman told the Gilbert resident, then practicing in the San Diego area, that she had had an extramarital affair, he "told her that she should have more affairs" - then had [...]

  • UnNamed Toowoomba psychiatrist

Toowoomba psychiatrist accused of raping a female patient – jury deliberating

The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Queensland) Rape trial set to conclude June 14, 2019 UnNamed Toowoomba psychiatrist THE Toowoomba District Court jury in the trial of a former Toowoomba psychiatrist accused of raping a female patient is expected to retire to consider a verdict today. The 48-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to three counts of rape of the same woman patient which the Crown claims occurred in 2013. The court has heard the relationship between the pair went beyond that of doctor/patient and the couple had engaged in a consensual sexual affair in 2013. However, the Crown case was [...]

  • Psychiatrist Paul Fox

Waikato Psychiatrist Paul Fox guilty of sexual assault

NZ Herald Psychiatrist Paul Fox, who treated Adam Lanza and Waikato patients guilty of sexual assault By Natalie Akoorie June 8, 2019 Psychiatrist Paul Fox An American psychiatrist who was employed by Waikato District Health Board after surrendering his licence in the US amid controversy over an affair with a young patient, has pleaded guilty to her sexual assault. Dr Paul Fox is facing 18 months in prison in his native country after pleading guilty in Danbury, Connecticut, to sexually assaulting the teenager in 2011. The 66-year-old is infamous for treating a teenaged Adam Lanza - who went on [...]

  • Psychiatrist Paul Fox

Paul Fox, Psychiatrist of Sandy Hook School Shooter, Guilty of Sexually Assaulting teenaged female patient

Connecticut Post Adam Lanza’s psychiatrist pleads guilty to sex assault By Daniel Tepfer May 31, 2019 Psychiatrist Paul Fox DANBURY - Adam Lanza’s psychiatrist is facing 18 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenaged female patient. Paul Fox, 66, who previously had an office in Brookfield, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge William Lavery to one count of second-degree sexual assault under the state statute forbidding psychotherapists from having sex with their patients. Under the plea agreement the judge said he would impose seven years, suspended after Fox serves 18 months and followed by [...]

  • Psychiatrist Alan Emamdee

Farmington psychiatrist Alan Emamdee dodges one bullet, but has another criminal case pending – A former female patient accused him of withholding drugs unless she performed oral sex on him

Daily Times Jury finds former doctor not guilty of sexually assaulting, abusing female patient By Joshua Kellogg May 30, 2019 Psychiatrist Alan Emamdee AZTEC — The former San Juan Regional Medical Center psychiatrist accused of sexually assaulting and abusing a former female patient has been found not guilty of all charges by jury. Dr. Alan Emamdee, 42, was acquitted of six, first-degree felony counts of criminal sexual penetration on May 30 in Aztec District Court. It took the jury less than three hours to reach a verdict on the third day of the trial in front of District Court [...]

  • Psychiatrist Kim Hyun-chul

Psychiatrist Kim Hyun-chul, Korea, accused of sexually assaulting women patients

Korea Biomedical Review Psychiatrists frustrated over alleged sexual predator’s continued medical practice By Song Soo-youn 2019.05.29 Psychiatrist Kim Hyun-chul The Korea NeuroPsychiatric Association (KNPA) expressed resentment over the continued medical practice of a male psychiatrist, who was accused of sexually assaulting women patients. One year ago, the association struck the name of Kim Hyun-chul off its member list for having an inappropriate relationship with his patients. The association requested the Korean Medical Association (KMA) and the Ministry of Health and Welfare to revoke Kim’s license, but no action was taken. MBC’s journalism program PD Notebook aired “Good Doctor’s Dangerous [...]

  • Psychiatrist Luke Ainsworth

Luke Ainsworth, Aussie Psychiatrist, got patient pregnant – banned from “practising” until next year

The Age Psychiatrist who got 'vulnerable' client pregnant struck off until 2020 By Melissa Iaria May 28, 2019 Psychiatrist Luke Ainsworth A psychiatrist who got a patient pregnant after she was referred to him following a workplace sex assault has been banned from practising until next year. The patient saw Luke Ainsworth five times during 2016 and a personal relationship unfolded between them. She had been referred to him by her psychologist after a workplace sex assault and subsequent attempt at self-harm. The woman told a tribunal that during her first appointment, Dr Ainsworth questioned her in detail about [...]

  • Psychiatrist Keith Ablow

Newburyport psychiatrist Keith Ablow, now suspended in New York “engaged in sexual activity and boundary violations with multiple patients”

The Salem News Ablow hearing delayed; New York also suspends license By Julie Manganis May 21, 2019 Psychiatrist Keith Ablow SALEM — A hearing on a request to freeze assets of Newburyport psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow, who is being sued by three women accusing him of inappropriate conduct, has been delayed. The hearing had been scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, but on Tuesday, lawyers filed a joint request to postpone the proceeding until June 26. Ablow, whose medical license was suspended last week by the state Board of Registration in Medicine, is facing a total of four lawsuits in Essex [...]

  • Psychiatrist Keith Ablow

Psychiatrist Keith Ablow, Suspended by State of Massachusetts – three young female patients say he sexually abused them

The Daily News State suspends Port psychiatrist Keith Ablow's medical license By Dave Rogers May 16, 2019 Psychiatrist Keith Ablow NEWBURYPORT – The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine indefinitely suspended the medical license of nationally known psychiatrist and author Dr. Keith Ablow Wednesday, concluding he posed an "immediate and serious threat to the public health, safety and welfare." Ablow, 57, who has an office on Water Street in Newburyport, is accused in civil lawsuits of engaging in sexual misconduct and other disturbing activities with patients. Specifically, he is facing allegations from three young women who sought him out [...]

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