Child Sexual Abuse CASES:
The purpose of these articles, is to show the importance of Creating Safer Havens. Our intent in sharing these cases is to bring an awareness of the 'Secret Sins' that are going on around us daily. These are only a few of the many thousands of cases occurring within the church and places where children are supposed to be kept safe. Let's not be fooled into thinking these types of acts are limited to churches and after school programs. In this fast-paced world we live in, these 'Secret Sins' are happening everywhere. As you will see below, children are being violated by pastors, therapists, music directors, volunteer workers, school teachers, coaches, and sadly, the list goes on. Our hopes at Creating Safer Havens is that the seriousness of this problem will no longer be overlooked, and the importance of protecting our children will become top priority.
** The following synopses are for illustrative purposes. **
VA, Caroline Co. - 7/10/2013
NBC12 Investigates: New allegation of sexual abuse against child therapist
NY, Brooklyn - 1/22/2013 Therapist Sentenced to 103 Years for Child Sexual Abuse
An unlicensed therapist and respected member of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn was sentenced on Tuesday to 103 years in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a young woman, beginning the attacks when she was 12.
MI, Lansing - 1/16/2013 Doctor Charged With Child Sex Abuse Suspended
A state medical panel has issued a two-year suspension for a doctor awaiting trial on charges of committing sex crimes against young girls.
54-year-old Kassem Hallak of Holt Eaton County was charged with 11 counts of criminal sexual conduct, and he’s free on $250,000 bond while awaiting trial.
The charges in this case involve girls ages 12 and 14 and a high school student.
The earliest accusation is from 2003 when Hallak practiced at the Eaton Rapids Medical Center. A 14-year-old girl told police Hallak spanked and kneaded her buttocks. Another girl said Hallak was giving her a physical at school when he grabbed her crotch.
In a separate case, a woman said Hallak pinned her legs to an exam table, assaulted her, and tried to kiss her as she sought treatment for back pain at the Charlotte Medical Center and Urgent Care in 2010.
Hallak, a native of Romania, has been ordered to surrender his Canadian passport and any other passport or document that would enable him to leave the country.
DE, Wilmington - 11/20/2012 Dr. Pedophile's serial child sex abuse case ends - Update of 8/26/2011 article
It's official - A serial child molester class action case involving Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland children settles.
A Wilmington, Delaware Superior Court trial judge has approved a $123,000,000 class action settlement for more than 900 victims of child sex abuse over a 15-year reign of terror and abuse by pediatrician Dr. Earl Bradley in Sussex County.
Serial child molester Dr. Bradley was convicted in August 2011 of multiple criminal counts of child rape involving his young patients (many were infants), and he was sentenced to 14 life terms plus 164 years of incarceration.
The 54-page settlement order appoints a mediator to distribute the funds to victims. The claims will be evaluated by the mediator and separated into five (5) categories based upon their severity. As stated previously, many of the victims were infants (the youngest victims were reported to be no older than 3 months of age).
These horrendous cases against Bradley were made easier to prove because of the pediatrician's meticulous documentation of his crimes on videotapes he kept in his office. These recordings were discovered by the police during their criminal investigation.
MA, Boston - 9/13/2012 Boston Pediatrician Child Porn Arrest
A prominent Boston physician, who served as medical director of the famed prep school Phillips Academy for nearly two decades, was arrested on Thursday and charged with receiving child pornography at his school office.
A search of Richard Keller's home turned up more than 500 photographs and as many as 100 DVDs full of pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston said in a statement. An associated complaint described the content of some of the DVDs, which mostly featured young boys in a variety of situations.
The complaint noted that on multiple occasions, orders for pornographic DVDs were delivered directly to the Isham Health Center on Phillips' grounds.
Keller, 56, was medical director of Phillips for 19 years, ending in 2011. A prestigious boarding school that dates to the 1780s, it counts both former presidents Bush among its graduates.
The prominent people who attended the school during Keller's time there include Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, actress Olivia Wilde and King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan. There was no suggestion in the criminal complaint, though, that Keller had abused any students while at the school.
Phillips Academy, in a brief statement on its website, said it was fully assisting prosecutors and that it planned to brief the community in coming days.
More recently Keller worked as a pediatric endocrinologist at Boston Children's Hospital. The hospital said it put Keller on administrative leave as soon as it learned of the complaint.
"No complaints or concerns have been expressed by any patients or family members about the care Dr. Keller provided while he was at Children's," the hospital said in a statement.
A check of Keller's record with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine shows no criminal convictions, hospital or board discipline or malpractice claim payments in the last decade. If convicted in this case, he faces a minimum of five years and a maximum of 20 years in prison.
Reuters (Reporting By Ben Berkowitz; editing by Mohammad Zargham)
TX, Austin - 6/14/2012 Psychiatrist indicted in child sex case
A longtime child psychiatrist for the Austin State Hospital, Charles Fischer, 59, has been indicted on five felony cases, including two child sex assault charges. The alleged crimes happened from 2001 through 2005.
His license has been suspended since late November.
Austin police started investigating after one of Fischer's former patients told the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services about the alleged sexual abuse from Fischer while at Austin State Hospital.
Austin police detectives spearheaded the investigation, with help from the Office of Attorney General, the Office of Inspector General, the Texas Rangers, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and the Austin State Hospital.
"We are all heartbroken over these allegations," said Texas Department of State Health Services spokeswoman Carrie Williams back in November 2011. "We’re investigating the situation and considering our next actions. These kids come to us to heal, and the situation is very sad and extremely troubling for everyone involved."
Williams said there were previous allegations against Fischer throughout the years. And while each was reported and investigated outside the agency, the allegations were never confirmed.
The Adult Protective Services division of DFPS is required by law to investigate allegations of abuse or neglect in state hospitals. After reviewing evidence, APS makes investigation findings and determines whether the abuse likely did or did not happen.
Holding Medical Professionals Accountable for Child (Sexual) Abuse - 5/23/2012
I’ve just posted to the Social Science Research Network my forthcoming article (“Duty Per Se: Reading Child Abuse Statutes to Create a Common-Law Duty in Favor of Victims”).
My argument, for the non-lawyers out there, is that laws that impose a duty on medical professionals to report child abuse should also provide the basis for a tort claim against those same providers. I wrote the piece for a symposium about “Dr.” (ugh) Earl Bradley, a deranged man who molested hundreds of children and even infants over the course of many years. And it became obvious to me that existing laws weren’t doing enough to stop this sort of madness, and that only the threat of tort law could get the medical professionals to speak out against one of their own. (I’m speaking in gross generalities here, of course.)
We’ve learned from the Penn State horror story involving Jerry Sandusky, from the exhausting spectacle of the Catholic cover-up, and from too many other sources that institutions protect themselves. Tort liability won’t stop this, but it might put a dent in it. And that’s well worth doing.
A physical therapist who lives in Blue Springs, MO, is accused of sexually abusing a student and authorities want to know if there are more victims out there.
The therapist was arrested on Monday at a school in Marshall, MO.
Marshall police said a student at thePrairie View State School was sexually assaulted by her therapist - and they fear there may be other victims out there.
Paul Chang was charged with two counts of sexual abuse and two counts of sexual contact with a student.
Marshall police said Chang abused a student at Prairie View State School Monday - a state-run school for severely disabled students. Court documents show Chang was alone in a room with the victim when a teaching assistant walked in to see Chang abusing the student.
The victim’s family said the victim is a 19-year-old student and Chang was her physical therapist. The family said Chang had been working with her for 18 years. They don't know if this was the first time she had been abused.
Her family said the victim is severely handicapped and can't talk or defend herself. They said they fear there may be other victims out there and that Chang works with several other special-needs schools in mid-Missouri, students who can't fight back. "They have no voice, they can't tell moms and dads, they can't tell their caregivers what's being done to them," the mother said.
The victim's family said Chang also runs at least two martial-arts schools.
The Missouri Department of Education said Chang worked as a contract therapist. He had passed the state's annual background check in November 2011. A spokesperson for the department of education couldn't say for sure how many other schools Chang may have worked in.
As The Missouri Highway Patrol division of drug and crime control and the Marshall police continue to investigate, they are looking for other students who have received therapy from Chang.
Anyone with information related to this investigation can contact Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant Darron Blankenship at Troop A Headquarters at 816-622-0800, ext. 3166.
Canada, Edmonton - 1/17/2012
Former pediatric doctor convicted of sexual abuse of
A former pediatric doctor at Edmonton's Stollery Children's
Hospital has been convicted of sexually abusing two young boys,
under the age of 10 at the time of the abuse.
On July 15, 2009, Det. Francine McVeigh interviewed both boys
at the Zebra Child Protection Centre, said the convictions are
important because it means Castillo Cortes can never be in a
position of trust as a doctor.
Crown prosecutor Marisa Anderson requested a psychological
assessment be done on the former doctor before sentencing
arguments begin, a process that will take weeks.
A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled.
Delaware - 1/13/2012
Delaware’s Bradley Bills: Effective in raising voices to
stop child sexual abuse?
In December 2009, Delawareans were coming to grips with the arrest of former pediatrician Earl Bradley for sexually
molesting scores of young patients at his Lewes office. Delaware’s
response was quick. In 2010, legislators prepared a package of
bills—known collectively as the “Bradley bills”— designed to
strengthen patient protection and improve oversight of the
medical profession, passed those bills unanimously, and
Governor Jack Markell signed them into law in June of that
year. But in the year and a half since, how much of a difference
have the new laws made?
Two reviews were ordered following Bradley’s arrest—one by the
Attorney General’s office and another by Linda L. Ammons, dean
of Widener Law School. Both revealed systemic failures that
allowed Bradley to continue practicing despite numerous red flags
of misconduct raised by colleagues and family members.
The “Bradley bills” were designed to tighten regulations on
doctors and clarify the legal obligations of the medical and law
enforcement communities to report and share information
about suspected physician misconduct and child sexual abuse.
“These are sensitive cases and you need to approach them in a way
that offers opportunities for victims to come forward and to feel
they’re not going to run the risk of being re-victimized,” said Mike
Barlow, chief legal counsel in the Office of the Governor.
The new laws contain the following major provisions:
A requirement that there be another adult present when
the physician examines a disrobed patient aged 15 years
A requirement that doctors, police and prosecutors
receive additional training in recognizing and reporting
A requirement that physicians undergo the same
background checks as teachers and other professionals
who work with youth;
A more robust reporting process enhanced by
strengthening the Board of Medical Licensure and
Discipline’s ability to police unprofessional conduct and
clarifying and simplifying its administrative procedures
to improve efficiency and its ability to work with law
Last year, the threat of license revocation for misconduct or
failure to report child sexual abuse was extended to include
mental health and chemical dependency professionals, nurses,
dentists, social workers, psychologists, dentists and dental
hygienists, and physician’s assistants. “One of the main
impacts of this package of legislation is to make sure that the
community, the state, caregivers, providers, doctors and
citizens know that they have a mandatory duty to report child
abuse and neglect when they see it to the state,” said Attorney
General Beau Biden.
Dean Ammons, who made 68 recommendations in her Bradley
case review, most of which were included in the legislation, agrees.
“You can’t legislate morals,” she said. “But what the state can do
is remove or attempt to remove barriers that make it complicated
or difficult for people to do the right thing.”
Indeed, experts commend Delaware for its ability to act swiftly and
decisively where other states have failed. “Pennsylvania is a good
example,” said Stephen J. Neuberger, attorney and partner in The
Neuberger Firm in Wilmington. “They had the grand jury report
(on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia) which just boggles the mind
and that didn’t get the legislature to do anything.”
Better educating the public about child sexual abuse will help
break the silence and taboo that surrounds child sexual abuse and
bolster the efforts made in the legislative arena. In September,
Biden announced a coordinated initiative to educate adults about
recognizing the signs of child abuse and their legal obligation to
report suspected crimes. The partnership, which includes Prevent
Child Abuse Delaware, the YMCA of Delaware as well as the
Attorney General’s office, aims to train 35,000 Delawareans or
about 5 percent of the population, in the “Steward of Children”
sexual abuse program.
“[Nationally], one out of four girls is sexually assaulted before
they’re 18,” said Biden. “One out of six boys is sexually assaulted
before they’re 18. Only one out of ten of these victims is ever able
to muster the courage to report because nine out of ten of the
perpetrators know or say they love or had the child entrusted to
them. So it should come as no surprise that children who don’t
have voices have a tough time raising their voice to report someone
who has raped or abused them. It’s not a child’s responsibility. It’s
Texas, Austin - 11/30/2011
Texas State Board takes Further look at Child Sexual Abuse
by Child Psychiatrist - UPDATE of 11/22/2011 article
Texas State mental health officials recently took action to protect
patients in their care from abuse. The action comes after the
American Statesman (A.S.) reported on reports of child sexual
abuse lodged against Dr. Charles Fischer. Fischer, 59, a former child psychiatrist at Austin State Hospital, was allowed to
continue working at the facility while the reports of abuse were
investigated. He has since been fired from his state job on
November 14 and his medical license has been temporarily
suspended. After it was reported that Fischer was working with
patients while under investigation for abuse, Mike Maples,
assistance commissioner for mental health and substance abuse
services, issued rules that included mandatory transfers or
emergency leave for staff members under investigation for
abusing patients. Also included in the rules is one against locking
doors to treatment rooms during staff-patient sessions. Legislators
should take a look at what needs to be done to protect patients who
need the services because they are often unable to protect
Documents reviewed by the board show that Fischer was accused
of abuse by at least nine youths. The board took the action because
Fischer presented “a continuing threat to the public welfare”. The
A.S. reported that seven Austin State Hospital patients between the
ages of 13 and 17 made reports against Fischer between 2001 and
2006. Two other cases involving teenage boys reportedly under
Fischer’s care in San Antonio and Waco are also being
A Travis County grand jury heard accusations of sexual abuse
of a child against Fischer in 2002 but did not bring charges
against him. Four law enforcement agencies have joined in an
investigation. No charges have been filed yet.
Texas, Austin - 11/22/2011
Child Psychiatrist Faces Multiple Allegations
of Child Sexual Abuse
The Texas Medical Board today suspended the license of child
psychiatrist Dr. Charles Fischer, who was fired last week from
Austin State Hospital after a state investigation found credible
evidence that he sexually abused at least one child patient in his
Authorities are looking into additional allegations that he abused
at least eight other children over more than a decade.
The panel found that Dr. Fischer, a child psychiatrist at the Austin
State Hospital in Austin, has demonstrated a pattern of sexually
abusing teenage boys in his care for inpatient psychiatric treatment
over a period of nearly 20 years. The Board has received
information that there are as many as nine patients who have
alleged sexual abuse by Dr. Fischer since the first patient report in
Dr. Fischer, 59, was employed at Austin State Hospital from
December 1990 until his termination on November 14, 2011. He
has also been employed as a psychiatrist at the Waco Center
for Youth, the Southwest Neuropsychiatric Institute in San
Antonio, Lutheran Social Services Residential Treatment
Center for Girls and Central Counties Mental Health and
The suspension remains in effect until the board takes further
Delaware, Georgetown - 8-26-2011
Pediatrician Earl Bradley receives 14 life sentences - UPDATE of 5/30/2011 article
Former Lewes-area pediatrician Earl B. Bradley, convicted of
raping or abusing 85 girls and one boy over an 11-year period
in brutal attacks he recorded and catalogued, received 14 life
sentences today. Bradley, 58, plans to appeal his June
conviction on the grounds that videos of the assaults were
illegally seized from his office complex on Coastal Highway. If
the appeal fails, today’s sentence will the seal the doom of the once-respected physician whose crimes rank him among the
worst pedophiles in history.
Under Delaware law, Superior Court Judge William C.
Carpenter Jr. had to sentence Bradley to life imprisonment
without the possible of probation or early release because he was
convicted of at least three counts of first-degree rape. After a
one-day trial in June, Carpenter also found Bradley guilty of
multiple counts of second-degree assault and sexual exploitation
of a child. Almost all of Bradley’s victims were patients,
In seeking the maximum possible sentence for Bradley, chief
prosecutor Paula Ryan said today, "Earl Bradley committed
unspeakable acts upon those who could not speak for
themselves. He deliberately manipulated the parents of these
children. He manipulated those who worked with him, and he
repeatedly and intentionally --without remorse or hesitation –
attacked and sexually assaulted toddlers and nonverbal children.
To make indescribable and horrific matters even worse, he
videotaped these incidents for his own perverse pleasure,
endlessly editing and copying, permanently memorializing his
attacks on these children for his own twisted collection."
During the so-called “stipulated trial," Bradley’s lawyers did not
contest the authenticity of the videotaped rapes of his young
patients, essentially admitting the crimes without actually doing
so. A state police detective’s testimony brought victim’s
relatives and other court observers to tears. The trooper said the
videos show Bradley using mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on a
few girls who were “ashen gray” from near-choking and
suffocation after Bradley forced oral sex on them. They also
show children in diapers screaming as they attempt in vain to
escape from their doctor before he rapes them in an outbuilding
at his office where he took children for candy and toys, he said.
In one case, at his home, the video shows Bradley using nitrous
oxide to keep a sleeping 7-year-old girl sedate during his
attack, the trooper said.
Connecticut, Hartford - 8/25/2011
A settlement is reached in the St. Francis Hospital
child sex abuse case
In the latest chapter of the largest child sex abuse case in
recorded legal history, the hospital has reached a
settlement, without going to trial, with a plaintiff who goes
by the pseudonym of Christopher Doe.
St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford has
settled a third lawsuit in the case of a doctor suspected of
sexually abusing hundreds of children over three decades.
At issue is former hospital head of endocrinology, George
Reardon, who used a bogus decades-long growth study to
lure countless children and adolescents into his office
where he sexually abused and exploited them.
The Hartford Courant reports that a settlement was reached
late last week in the lawsuit filed by a victim known only as
Christopher Roe 1. Terms weren't disclosed.
Roe is one of more than 90 alleged victims who sued the
hospital claiming it failed to prevent the abuse by Dr.
Reardon, who died in 1998 without ever being charged.
The first lawsuit against the hospital was settled in May as
part of a larger settlement totaling more than $17 million
for 32 victims. The second lawsuit resulted in a jury verdict
of $2.75 million against the hospital last month.
New York, Long Island - 7/15/2011
Pediatrician Pleads Not Guilty to Kid Sex Abuse
A Long Island pediatrician has pleaded not guilty
to charges that he drugged young girls and sexually
abused them, videotaping and photographing the
acts. Rahesh Punn, of Bethpage, N.Y., was arraigned
today on 60 counts, including multiple counts of
assault, sexual abuse and other charges. If convicted,
he faces up to seven years in prison on each of the 28
assault charges. The prosecutor said he kept a file on
his computer titled “Sex” that described how he
preferred 11- to 14-year-olds, and chose kids with
“poorly educated parents.” Prosecutors said that as
early as 2007, Punn was asking girls to take their clothes
off, then asking them to lie on the examining table as
he covered their eyes with gauze and a blindfold. He
would then videotape or photograph his sexual contact
with them, according to the indictment. Investigators
say that he touched and manipulated the girl’s genitals.
He committed these acts while telling the girls that
these were medically necessary examinations, according
to the indictment.
Delaware, Wilmington - 5/30/2011
Trial to start for pediatrician accused
of raping children - UPDATE of 4/13/2011 article
Dr. Earl Bradley, pediatrician, is charged with
raping or abusing more than 103 young victims,
including babies. Police have discovered
videos of dozens of brutal attacks by the doctor.
State legislators, long reluctant to tamper with
oversight of doctors, swiftly revamped Delaware’s
child protection and medical disciplinary laws after
investigators revealed law enforcement and medical
authorities had failed to take any action against
Bradley, despite repeated complaints about him over
a 15-year span. Parents had filed more than three
dozen lawsuits for not stopping a man now accused
of being one of the worst pedophiles in American
history. Bradley’s accusers will have a chance to face
him in criminal court, beginning Wednesday, 18 months
after his arrest.
The trial, however, is expected to be a brief proceeding
before a judge, not a months-long, emotional spectacle
before jurors who would have had to endure the videos
that police contend show Bradley, his face contorted in
anger, forcing intercourse and oral sex on petrified victims
as young as 3 months old. Bradley faces 529 counts of
rape and related charged dating to 1998. With such a quick
trial, which could be anywhere from hours to several days,
prosecutors would get their guilty verdict and life sentence.
Then the defense could move to an appeal, which would
allow the videos as evidence. Should Bradley win an appeal
with the Delaware Supreme Court or federal court system,
he could get a new trial, which would leave the attorney
general with a harder case that would rely not on graphic
videos, but on the testimony of child victims, some of
whom were allegedly abused several years ago.
Delaware, New Castle - 4/13/2011
Dr. Earl Bradley, Pediatrician - update of trial information - UPDATE of 2/27/2010 article
Dr. Earl Bradley, pediatrician, who has been dubbed the “monster pedophile”,
is in the news again. His trial has been assigned to New Castle County Superior
Court Judge William Carpenter, Jr. Bradley’s well-known building with its
over-abundance of decorations was not only burglarized recently, but was also
recently in the news regarding a planned public auction of some of the “toys”
and games”. On April 6, a New Castle County judge approved a class action status.
This move will allow victims to combine dozens of civil lawsuits. Judge Carpenter
stated that prosecutors may use video files allegedly showing Bradley raping several
young girls. Although this evidence may be necessary in court, it may re-open
wounds for families who have been trying to heal. Even more alarming may be how
close the video evidence was to being thrown out.
Carpenter’s ruling paves the way for prosecutors to present the damning video
evidence in court against Bradley, whose trial is scheduled to begin on June 1, 2011.
Bradley has been charged with raping or sexually abusing more than 103 girls he
treated over a 10-year period. Held without bail since his Dec. 2009 arrest, the
doctor, who treated thousands of children in Sussex County, faces life in prison if
Citing those videos, detectives have written that Bradley, 57, forced girls as young as
3 months old to engage in intercourse and oral sex. Police have alleged that some of
the children appeared to lose consciousness or stop breathing during Bradley’s attacks.
Delaware, Lewes - 2/27/10
Sex charges against Del.
Pediatrician rock town - UPDATE of 1/27/2010 article
Investigators are working to identify more than
100 children allegedly abused by a Delaware pediatrician, Dr. Earl Bradley, 56. Authorities
want parents of Dr. Bradley's patients to provide
photos to compare with videos they claim Bradley
used to document his sexual abuse. Some families
are struggling with whether to find out if their children
are among the victims. Bradley is being held in lieu of
$2.9 million bail and is charged with 471 separate
crimes. If convicted, he could become one of the
most notorious pedophiles in the nation’s history.
Delaware, Dover - 1/12/10
System failed in suspending pediatrician - UPDATE of 12/24/09 article
Authorities say that Dr. Earl Bradley, 56, a well-known
Delaware pediatrician, may have molested more than
100 children. Colleagues joked about his carnival-like
office filled with toys and a merry-go-round. There had
been complaints and investigations dating back almost a
decade. Despite the warnings, Delaware's medical board
only recently suspended Bradley's license - after he was
arrested. Governor Jack Markell said "the system failed",
and plans to order an independent review of the state's
handling of the case. Bradley is being held in lieu of
$2.9 million bond after being charged with more than
30 felonies, including rape. Authorities have said that
he videotaped some of the attacks, some of which
occurred in exam rooms with Disney themes. Bradley
closed an office in Milford in 2005 after police
investigated him. The case is even more chilling because
some alleged victims are not more than 6 months old.
Delaware, Georgetown - 12/24/2009
Pediatrician may have molested 100 kids
Dr. Earl Bradley, 56, a pediatrician charged with
sexually abusing his patients, likely attacked more
than 100 children at an office he had decked out
with a merry-go-round and a ferris wheel. Bradley
is being held in prison on $2.9 million bond. He
has been charged with 33 felony counts relating
to 7 victims.
California-San Diego - 4/29/2006
New charges filed against Respiratory Therapist
Wayne Albert Bleyle, 54, was a Respiratory Therapist at Childrens Hospital, he is being accused of sexually abusing five seriously ill or brain-damaged children. Additional charges of modeling children to create child pornography, and additional counts of distributing or offering to distribute child pornography have been added against Bleyle. Christopher Alan Irvin of City Heights, a 32-year-old nurse who had worked under Bleyle, is being charged with molesting patients under his care. Irvin is being charged with distributing child porn as well. Bleyle did, however, admit in a telephone interview to molesting a comatose and brain-damaged child as early as 1996.
Doctor Found Guilty in Molest, Porn Case
Dr. John Scott McClintock, 41, a pediatric plastic surgeon, was accused of molesting six boys, ages 9 to 15. McClintock was later convicted on 30 counts of child molestation and possessing child pornography. McClintock a physician in Chula Vista faces at least 60 years in state prison.
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL-3/23/2002
Doctor quizzed about molestation tapes
Eugenio Chipkevitch, 47, was detained after 35 videotapes, with more than 50 hours worth of footage of him abusing boys between 10 and 16 years of age, were found by police. Doctor Chipkevitch is also a therapist who worked with young children.
Therapist sentenced to 23 years in prison for child molestation
Geoffrey Cornish, 52, a Solana Beach therapist who specialized in treating adolescents has pleaded guilty to 20 felony charges of molestation. Cornish was molesting a 13-year-old boy in his office while the mother waited in the adjacent room. Cornish who is HIV positive was having sex with the boy. Cornish, pleaded guilty and is in prison for 23 years.
California-Solana Beach- 6/16/2001
Ex-pastor in Solana Beach suspected of molesting 2 boys
Micheal Skoor, 54, formerly the senior pastor at Calvary Lutheran Church is suspected of molesting a 12-year-old boy he was counseling over the course of several months. He also is suspected of molesting the boys 9-year-old brother.
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