Doctor Who Abused Women Sentenced to 20 Years Imprisonment

As with so many of these kinds of cases where bad people get away with doing their nasty crimes for a long time, before something or someone trips them up and the truth comes pouring out, it turns out that the villain was exceptionally intelligent.  In this case, smart enough to earn a medical degree and devise ways and places to sexually abuse his patients for twenty-five plus years!

How can someone get away with such a thing for all those years? They do by devising twisted ways to exploit that intelligence they were gifted with, along with exceptional charm, skills of manipulation and a complete lack of conscience.

Some people use their exceptionalism to win a Nobel Prize and go down in history as a great contributor. Now this jerk, who used to wear the white coat of a respected Doctor at work and probably Armani suits to restaurants or the theater, appeared in court wearing the brown undershirt and beige scrubs of a federal detention center.

Just like we’ll never know the deep-down reason that Madoff took the path he did, the same is true here. But the rule is that the longer someone gets away with criminal behavior, the deeper the pit they dig for themselves, when the light finally shines their way!

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Doctor Who Abused Women Sentenced to 20 Years Imprisonment

Robert A. Hadden, a gynecologist, was convicted of luring women across state lines to appointments in Manhattan where he abused them.

NY Times  

A former Manhattan gynecologist was sentenced to 20 years in prison in federal court on Tuesday after being convicted of inducing four patients to cross state lines for examinations during which he sexually assaulted them.

The sentencing of the former doctor, Robert A. Hadden, 64, came after two days of hearings this week. The judge, Richard M. Berman, ordered Mr. Hadden to serve 20 years, the statutory maximum, concurrently, for each of the four charges on which he was convicted in January. His incarceration would be followed by a lifetime of supervised release.

The federal charges, in the Southern District of New York, stemmed from assaults against four patients who traveled from and through New Jersey, Nevada and Pennsylvania for gynecological and obstetrics appointments. Prosecutors have said that Mr. Hadden abused dozens of his patients during medical exams starting in the early 1990s.

The length of the federal sentence for Mr. Hadden, who has not worked as a doctor since 2012, “is appropriate given the seriousness of the offenses, the need for punishment and deterrence,” Judge Berman said. After the hearing, the packed courtroom of victims, their families and supporters hugged each other.

Damian Williams, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a statement that “We thank and commend the victims who bravely came forward to share their stories and ensure that their abuser faces justice.”

Mr. Hadden — wearing the brown undershirt and beige scrubs of a federal detention center — stood with his head bent, eyes screwed shut and hands clasped in front of him as the judge read his order. Shortly after, Mr. Hadden looked back to his wife, son and other supporters seated in the front row. His wife quietly cried.

His lawyers had asked that he be in custody for three years, pointing to his age, health and his role as primary caretaker for his ailing wife and developmentally disabled adult son. Mr. Hadden’s lawyer, Deirdre von Dornum, who had said 20 years was “a life sentence, effectively,” had also noted that he had not been accused of abuse in over a decade. Mr. Hadden will appeal his sentence, Ms. von Dornum told the court on Tuesday.

Mr. Hadden was first arrested in 2012 when a patient called the police after an exam and said he touched her sexually. But about seven years ago, the Manhattan district attorney’s office, then under Cyrus R. Vance Jr., struck a plea deal with Mr. Hadden, who had been accused of sexually abusing 19 patients. The deal allowed him to avoid prison time.

Mr. Hadden instead gave up his medical license and pleaded guilty to a single felony count of a criminal sexual act in the third degree, and one misdemeanor count of forcible touching.

The decision brought scrutiny for former prosecutors amid a nationwide reckoning with cases of sexual assault and the legal system’s handling of them.

In 2019, about one month after Evelyn Yang, the wife of the former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, told CNN in an interview that she was one of Mr. Hadden’s victims, the Manhattan district attorney’s office declared it had opened an investigation into new abuse allegations against him.

After an investigation, the office determined that any possible criminal charges at the state level were past the statute of limitations, according to a spokeswoman with the Manhattan district attorney’s office on Monday.

Federal charges were announced against Mr. Hadden in September 2020.

At a hearing last month, several women spoke about how the assaults had affected them in the decades since.

“The system has taken over a decade to bring justice to this horrible crime,” said Laurie Kanyok, whose report to the police in 2012 led to Mr. Hadden’s arrest.

“I have spoken one too many times in court, and implore you to make this the last time,” she told Judge Berman.

During Tuesday’s hearing, Mr. Hadden spoke seven times, briefly. While he gave a short statement, several women in the courtroom began to cry.

“Don’t take my brevity as a lack of sensitivity,” Mr. Hadden told the court, his voice choked with emotion, adding, “I’m very sorry for all of the pain I’ve caused.”

Outside of the courthouse, Marissa Hoechstetter, one of Mr. Hadden’s former patients and a victim, said that the sentence was “an important milestone.”

“It does not change anything about what happened. What Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian let happen to us,” she added, referring to Mr. Hadden’s former employers, Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Ms. Hoechstetter said she does not accept Mr. Hadden’s statement during the hearing as an apology, adding that “he has no remorse and doesn’t take any accountability for what happened.”

The two hospitals that had previously employed Mr. Hadden have also been sued by his victims in recent years. The hospitals have reached at least two separate settlements with 226 former patients for a total of about $236 million.


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Doctor Who Abused Women Sentenced to 20 Years Imprisonment

Doctor Who Abused Women Sentenced to 20 Years Imprisonment

U.S. Coast Guard Academy, in New London, Connecticut between 1988 and 2006, including the revelation of leaders who discouraged disclosure. Those cases do not include at least 42 more that have been identified as not having been properly investigated. That is not to mention new Pentagon published statistics showing student-reported assaults at West Point, the Naval Academy and the Air Force Academy.

So after all the accusations and denials, the truth is finally revealed about Bill Cosby’s lifetime of raping young women, who were unfortunate enough to cross his path. The answer as to how he got away with it for so long, lies in his skill of slipping a Methaquolone pill, otherwise known as a Quaalude, into a drink he would give them. It would render them helpless to escape his subsequent sexual assault. Of course, he had also built a persona of America’s Grandpa, that was the ultimate deception.I first heard about quaaludes (‘ludes) in college in the 60’s. Apparently, he did as well! The word was that if you could slip one into a girl’s drink, she would be more compliant than otherwise. The records show that Cosby had multiple prescriptions filled at least throughout the 70’s, then apparently, subsequently found other sources. It became his “MO” and many women his victim. But that game is over now, most likely for the duration of his life! As with most abusers, Cosby felt he had a way to evade the light from shining on what he was up to. He thought he was safe and would never get caught, but If accused, he could claim it was consensual. It is what all abusers think, regardless of the form that abuse takes, and sometimes it can work for a long while. But when the light finally does shine and reveals the truth, the rule is that the longer the perpetrator got away with their nasty deceptions, the deeper the hole they will have dug for themselves. Epstein escaped via suicide. I think they’ll be keeping a close eye on Bill!