Victims are coming forward to say Dr. Reginald Archibald photographed them naked and sexually abused them under the guise of doing “growth research” from the 1940s into the 1960s.
They say he volunteered as a "pool doctor" at the Madison Square Boys Club on the Lower East Side, where he was a fixture and conducted physical exams on kids.
Lawyer Jennifer Freeman’s law firm represents more than one hundred accusers. They are senior citizens now but say they’re still haunted by the memories.
“He used it in as an opportunity to engage in child sex abuse,” ...
He was the “pool doctor” at the Madison Square Boys Club, volunteering to give physical exams to poor kids in the Lower East Side youth program. He often stood on the deck, watching them swim and frolic naked.
From 1942 through the ’60s, the late Dr. Reginald Archibald was “a fixture” at the club, which thrived on donations from New York City titans like the Astor family and on the patronage of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.
But the 135-year-old institution, which today serves boys and girls in The Bronx and Brooklyn and has a new clubhouse in Harlem under ...