2 doctors’ photos play role in sexual abuse claims involving hundreds of victims
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Two doctors allegedly abused their authority to prey upon young victims.
In one case, a disgraced University of Southern California gynecologist has led police to a collection of nude photographs that may be connected with the abuse alleged by his patients.
In another case, attorneys of patients who allege a New York doctor, now deceased, may have abused as many as 1,000 young patients over decades want to know what happened to the doctor’s photos. They fear the images may be circulating as child pornography.
Patients seek whereabouts of deceased doctor’s abuse photos
Former patients of a doctor accused of molesting children at Rockefeller University Hospital in New York, NY, for decades are demanding to know what happened to photos they say the physician took while the abuse was occurring.
The physician, Reginald Archibald, worked at the New York City hospital from 1948 to 1982 as an endocrinologist who specialized in childhood growth. Former patients have said that in addition to molesting them, he would photograph them naked for what he said was scientific research. Archibald died in 2007.
A spokesman for the hospital declined to comment when asked about the photos Monday.
The hospital wrote to Archibald's former patients in September asking about their experiences and in October released a statement that it had discovered that Archibald "engaged in certain inappropriate conduct during patient examinations."
The hospital also said it notified authorities when it received a report in 2004 about Archibald's conduct. It says it changed some pediatric policies after an investigation at that time determined that "certain" of the allegations were credible.Find more information online here.
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