Queens Doctor Charged With Drugging and Assaulting Patients on Camera

Oh no! Not another one! It boggles the mind that after all that work, all that education, all the support received from family and loved ones over the many years it took to qualify for the caregiver role he worked so hard to achieve, that this fool chose to use his intellect & powers to rape and sexually abuse patients and dates, plus to record these events so he could revisit them again & again! 
We’ve now witnessed enough of these convictions to expect that any relatively intelligent person, nonetheless a medical school graduate, would know enough to steer clear. But No!!! This person, like the others, thought they had the perfect scheme to protect them from detection. WRONG!!!
The Buddha said it best. “Do something really stupid, dangerous or hurtful once, and depending on how stupid/hurtful it was, the doer might escape a cataclysmic result in their life. However, let that sort of activity become habitual and Karma WILL lock itself onto that person and draw to them exactly what is needed to properly address their actions.
It remains to be seen what that will be in this case, but the same “Law of Cause & Effect” described by the Buddah is alive and in full operation, today as always!


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Queens Doctor Charged With Drugging and Assaulting Patients on Camera

Zhi Alan Cheng, a former doctor at a prominent New York hospital, recorded dozens of videos as he raped and sexually abused women, prosecutors said.

The grim accusation rocked a major New York City hospital late last year: An emerging gastroenterologist had been charged with first-degree rape. Prosecutors said he had drugged a girlfriend and filmed the assault at his apartment.

The doctor, Zhi Alan Cheng, 33, was fired from the medical center, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, in December after his arrest.

Then, when investigators searched his electronic devices, they uncovered a disturbing stash: dozens of short videos showing Mr. Cheng sexually abusing other women at his home in Astoria and at the hospital where he worked, prosecutors said.

On Monday, Mr. Cheng was charged with 50 new counts, including rape, sexual abuse, assault, misdemeanor drug possession and unlawful surveillance, in criminal court in Queens. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment.

The new charges are based on the former physician’s encounters with six women, including patients and dating partners.

Prosecutors said the assaults were part of a brutal, methodical pattern in which Mr. Cheng drugged women with liquid anesthesia before attacking them. Many later woke with no memory of what had happened.

Investigators said there were additional victims whom they had yet to identify, including one woman whose sexual assault Mr. Cheng recorded at the hospital.

At least five other unidentified women were assaulted at hotel rooms or at homes in New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Thailand over the past several years, according to the videos’ data, the prosecutors said.

In a statement, Melinda Katz, the Queens district attorney, urged anyone with potential leads about other victims to come forward. Ms. Katz said the evidence revealed “a sexual predator of the absolute worst kind, a serial rapist” who was willing to violate “every standard of human decency.”

Mr. Cheng made his plea through his lawyer, Jeffrey Einhorn, who declined to say more. “It’s too early,” he said outside the court.

Mr. Cheng was returned to a jail on Rikers Island, where he has been held since the initial charges.

The new charges follow several recent cases in New York of powerful medical professionals exploiting their access to patients to sexually abuse them.

They include Robert A. Hadden, a former gynecologist at prominent hospitals who was sentenced last month to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting patients, and Ricardo Cruciani, who was convicted of similar sex crimes last year.

Unlike those doctors, Mr. Cheng — who attended Albany Medical College in the 2010s before completing his residency at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco — had only recently received his New York medical license, in June 2020, online records show.

The assault of his first known victim at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, in Flushing, came less than a year later, according to court documents.

Angela Karafazli, a spokeswoman for the hospital system, said in a statement that “we are appalled and deeply saddened by what these victims and their families have endured.”

The victims who have been identified ranged from 19 to 47 years old, the authorities said, and Mr. Cheng often took multiple recordings of each assault.

Mr. Cheng was arrested in December 2022 after the authorities said his girlfriend at the time discovered videos of him assaulting her. The police later found drugs — including fentanyl, ketamine, LSD and several anesthetics typically used in surgeries — and devices with dozens of other recordings at his home.

In one case, Mr. Cheng is accused of filming himself groping a 37-year-old patient as she lay unconscious at the Queens hospital in 2021.

A short time later, prosecutors said, he raped a woman whom he met on a dating app. In videos of her assault, a small brown bottle was visible on his bed, according to the authorities, who said they had recovered a similar bottle from his apartment that contained a powerful anesthetic.

And in a third episode that summer, a 19-year-old woman had sought treatment at the hospital for severe pain from gallstones. Mr. Cheng performed an unnecessary rectal exam, and later injected the woman’s IV line with an “unknown substance” and sexually assaulted her, her lawyers and prosecutors said.

The woman filed a lawsuit against the hospital in June under a pseudonym, accusing the center of conspiring “to cover up her assault” and failing to intervene after she told staff Mr. Cheng had administered a painful injection that made her lose consciousness.

The NewYork-Presbyterian system fell under scrutiny recently related to Mr. Hadden’s case, agreeing, along with another hospital, to $236 million in settlements with more than 220 patients. It also employed a former urologist, Darius Paduch, who was charged in April with sexually abusing a Manhattan patient when the patient was a minor.

Ms. Karafazli said the system had been reviewing its “numerous stringent patient safety policies and protocols” for potential areas of improvement. She added that the hospital had provided “additional training for all employees” after Mr. Cheng was arrested.

Adam Slater, a lawyer who filed the 19-year-old’s suit with another firm, Liakas Law, said the hospitals had shown a repeated “failure to protect patients.”

“It’s not an isolated incident,” Mr. Slater said. “It’s systemic.”


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Queens Doctor Charged With Drugging and Assaulting Patients on Camera

Queens Doctor Charged With Drugging and Assaulting Patients on Camera

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!