In New York, sexually abusing a patient is not only gross medical malpractice but it is also a crime. Dr Robert Hadden, an Upper West side gynecologist who had been charged with sexually assaulting 6 pregnant patients, accepted a plea deal yesterday. The doctor admitted to sexually abusing two patients. He admitted to performing oral sex on a patient for no valid medical purpose while the patient was incapable of consent. He also admitted forcible touching another patient. Both are misdemeanors. As part of the plea deal, the doctor will have to register as a level one sex offender and will loose his medical license. He will not have to serve jail time or do community service.
Read more in the NY Daily News