Doctor’s sex-abuse victims want to know what he did with nude photos

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 hospital has never said whether any such photographs were found in hospital records.

Four patients from across the country gathered with their lawyers in front of the Upper East Side hospital Tuesday to call on the facility to turn over the illicit photos.

Attorneys for ex-patients of Archibald say that more than 1,000 children may have been targeted by the doctor.

Michael Pfau, an attorney who is representing about 100 former patients, said the mystery of where the photos might be continues to haunt his clients.

“In addition to touching children inappropriately during his exams and his evaluations, he also took illicit photographs for over 30 years,” Pfau said. “Those photographs have not been returned.”

Rockefeller University Hospital has said that in 2004, it notified authorities of Archibald’s alleged abuse after receiving a report from a former patient.

Pfau said the hospital should either “turn over the photographs, provide answers as to where the photographs are or alternatively get the attorney general of New York involved investigating where those photographs are.”


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