Rockefeller University Hospital on the Upper East Side in New York has acknowledged that Reginald Archibald, an endocrinologist and child growth specialist, most likely sexually abused more than 1,000 child victims over perhaps 40 years, confirmed attorneys representing the abused.
It may be the largest case of sexual abuse by one person in the United States, CBS News reported Tuesday in interviews with some of the survivors, former patients of Archibald, a “highly regarded” growth specialist who claimed to treat children who matured at a slower rate than their ...
Victims gathered outside Manhattan hospital on Tuesday for press conferenceSaid that Dr Reginald Archibald had abused them as children years agoArchibald worked at Rockefeller University Hospital from 1948 to 1982The endocrinologist specialized in childhood growth before he died in 2007Ex-patients say he abused them and took nude photos for 'scientific research'Some 100 ex-patients have joined a legal actions seeking to destroy photosAttorneys for the victims believe as many as 1,000 children were abused Doctor Reginald Archibald's research aimed to help children grow ...
Dr. Reginald Archibald was considered an esteemed physician when he worked at Rockefeller University Hospital, but three years before his death in 2004 a former patient came forward with allegations of abuse.
More people have claimed he sexually abused them and took photos that could be considered pornography.
“Many pictures were taken of me over the 11 years and I would like to see them,” victim Ron Samuel said.
The accusers say in the 50s and 60s, the doctor used film cameras and in the 70s and 80s he used a Polaroid camera.
Patients and relatives of those treated at a famous research hospital in New York want to know why Rockefeller University stayed quiet about a prominent doctor who died 11 years ago and is believed to have abused childrenfor decades. Attorneys representing those individuals now say there may be over 1,000 victims in what may be the largest case of sexual abuse by one person in U.S. history.
Former New York doctor may have abused over 1,000 victims
UPPER EAST SIDE, NY — Sex abuse victims of a long-time Rockefeller University doctor who was hailed as a "miracle worker" stood in front of the Upper East Side institution Tuesday with their lawyers to demand the hospital turn over any medical records that may contain nude images taken of victims under the guise of medical research.
Rockefeller University Hospital admitted in October that the institution was aware that Dr. Reginald Archibald may have molested, raped and photographed children between the ages of 6 and 16 from the 1940s to the 1980s. In the wake of the ...
Peter Katsikis had only one appointment with Archibald, in 1969. He said Archibald directed him to remove his clothes; he touched him sexually and then took several photos of him in the nude. Katsikis was 12 and said it was his first sexual experience. He wouldn't tell anyone until he told his wife 26 years later.
The trauma changed him, he said, making him cynical and sometimes short-tempered as an adult. The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are sexual assault victims unless they grant permission.
"I've replayed the episode a couple ...
Years ago, Gale Coleman, a patient of Dr. Reginald Archibald, requested and received her medical records from the hospital but the photos were never released.
Coleman said that never receiving the photos “confirmed to me what I had suspected, which was that these pictures were not part of my medical file, they were not taken for medical reasons, they were taken for Dr. Archibald gratification.”
Archibald, who is now deceased, was a well-respected pediatric endocrinologist who saw thousands of children at Rockefeller University Hospital from the 1950s to the ...
Former patients of a Big Apple pediatrician who was accused of sexually abusing children say the disgraced doctor took photos of them naked — and now they’re demanding to know where the images are.
Ex-patients of the late Dr. Reginald Archibald — who worked at Manhattan’s Rockefeller University Hospital as an endocrinologist specializing in child growth from 1948 to 1982 — have accused him of preying on them and molesting them during exams.
But the former patients say he also took photos of them naked for what he described as scientific research, and the ...
Former patients of a doctor accused of molesting children at Rockefeller University Hospital 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.
The former patients and their attorneys held a news ...
Several of the dozens of accusers, all now adults, fear their pictures are possibly available decades later as child pornography.
“Finding these photos is critical for our clients,” said attorney Michael Pfau, whose Seattle-based law firm represents some of the alleged victims. “Hopefully the hospital can do the right thing and accelerate the investigation.”
Archibald, who died in 2007, worked as an endocrinologist specializing in childhood growth. His victims charge the doctor used his position at the hospital to fondle, masturbate and photograph the ...