Ex-gynecologist convicted of luring women into his office for abuse

Ex-gynecologist convicted of luring women into his office for abuse
Ex-gynecologist convicted of luring women into his office for abuse

A former Manhattan gynecologist accused of sexual abuse by dozens of women was convicted by a federal jury on Tuesday of inciting and inciting patients to cross state lines into New York for what they believed to be exams routine during which he sexually assaulted them.

The charges against Robert A. Hadden, who has not worked as a doctor since 2012, stemmed from assaults on four patients who traveled from and through New Jersey, Nevada and Pennsylvania for gynecology appointments and obstetrics.

The jury’s verdict came around two hours after members began deliberating around 10.30am on Tuesday. The jury found Mr Hadden, 64, guilty on all four counts of inciting his former patients engage in illegal sexual activity.

As the verdict was read, the sniffles of a row of victims were heard throughout the courtroom.

Once the jury was escorted from the room, Mr Hadden turned to embrace his family and supporters in the front row of the podium.

“Robert Hadden was a predator in a white coat,” Damian Williams, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a statement after the verdict. “For years he cruelly lured women who sought professional medical care into his offices in order to satisfy themselves. ”

Mr. Hadden’s sentencing is scheduled for April 25, before Judge Richard M. Berman of the Federal District Court in Manhattan. Each of the four counts carries a maximum of 20 years in prison.

Hadden’s federal sentencing comes more than six years after he pleaded guilty to a single count of felony third-degree sex act and one misdemeanor count of forcible touching in a state case where he was accused by 19 patients of sexual abuse. .

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, under Cyrus R. Vance Jr. at the time, agreed not to seek jail time for Mr. Hadden and promised not to pursue further allegations of sexual abuse against him as part of the deal. His sex offender status was reduced so that it would end after 20 years and his name would not appear on an online offender list.

Brittany Kriegstein contributed report.

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