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‘Pool doctor’ molested countless children for decades, investigation confirms

The report, released Thursday, confirmed the doctor’s decades-long reign of predatory abuse. “It is clear that Archibald, taking advantage of his position as a trusted and respected physician and researcher, engaged in a widespread pattern of misconduct and sexually abused many children at the Hospital over the course of many years when offering patients medical care and treatment,” the report found. In addition to photographing countless children naked, Archibald masturbated patients under the pretext of drawing semen samples for research purposes, according ...

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Doctor’s accusers demand hospital, club hand over files

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,” ...

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Victims say pedophile ‘pool doctor’ lurked at LES boys club

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 ...

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