Dr. Kam Derakshani has been accused by 3 female employees of sexually assaulting them and then threatening to fire them if they reported him. On March 6, 2013 Derakshani pled guilty to both rape and attempted rape in the third degree as well as assault it the fourth degree with sexual motivation. Later that month he was sentenced to 24 months in jail.
In addition to his employees, it is also alleged he assaulted his patients. A former employee claimed to police investigators Derakshani found excuses to touch the breasts of female patients and would tell staff to leave the room when examining them.
Derakshani’s sexual abuse was allowed to continue because many of his employees feared losing their jobs and that he would prevent then from finding other employment.