Psychiatrist Richard Pines
Richard Pines

Idaho Press
Former Boise doctor arrested for sex crimes involving children
March 20, 2023

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A Boise man and former adolescent psychiatrist is facing three felony counts of lewd conduct with a child under 16 after he was arrested Friday by multiple agencies.

Boise Police said 63-year-old Richard Pines was arrested following “years of investigating” crimes in Ada and Boise counties. The crimes occurred against three minors in Boise County between 2004 and 2008, according to Friday’s news release.

The Associated Press in 2015 reported the Idaho Supreme Court ruled Pines “violated state law by having improper sexual contact with two former patients.”

Idaho’s State Board of Medicine filed a complaint in 2012, citing abuses dating back to 2011. Pines was also stripped of his medical license and his foster-parent license was revoked by the Department of Health and Welfare, the AP reported…