Investigation: Nation Is Looking The Other Way When It Is Doctors Who Are Sexually Abusive
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution conducted an investigation into doctors who have either admitted to or been accused of sexual abuse. The investigative team found physician-dominated medical boards gave these doctors second chances. Prosecutors dismissed or reduced charges, so doctors could keep practicing and stay off sex offender registries. And communities rallied around them.
Doctors & Sex Abuse
In a national investigation, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution examined documents that described disturbing acts of physician sexual abuse in every state. Rapes by OB/GYNs, seductions by psychiatrists, fondling by anesthesiologists and ophthalmologists, and molestations by pediatricians and radiologists. Victims were babies. Adolescents. Women in their 80s. Drug addicts and jail inmates. Survivors of childhood sexual abuse. ... How do doctors get away with exploiting patients for years? (Teegardin, Robbins, Ernsthausen and Hart, 7/6)