Medical Sex Abuse

Breaking the Silence



Oral Surgeon Fondled Patient While She Was Sedated

Massachusetts oral surgeon, George Hatzigiannis was found guilty of indecent assault and battery of a person over 14-years-old when he fondled the breasts of a 16-year-old patient.  The patient had come to Hatzigiannis to get her wisdom teeth removed and so was sedated during the abuse. Hatzigiannis was found to have grossly abused his power as a surgeon and was sentenced to two and a half years with one year served and the rest suspended for two and a half years. He is also required to register as a sex offender and undergo both mental health and sex offender evaluation to deem if treatment is necessary.

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Mass.gov — 03/13/2013

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