Medical Sex Abuse

Breaking the Silence

California Doctor Accused of Sexual Assault, Fraud

A Los Angeles doctor by the name of Pez Abrahams was arrested March 2013 and charged with sexually assaulting a woman seeking an examination as part of her U.S. citizenship acquisition process.

During the course of the exam, Dr. Abrahams had her undress and change into a paper robe, asked her if she was a virgin on more than one occasion, performed an incorrect breast exam, and digitally penetrated her, among other inappropriate procedures for such an examination. After the attack, the victim called a friend, who insisted she inform the police given the drastic variance from his own medical exam for citizenship. Both the victim and her friend alleged that after the initial attack, the doctor made threats against both of them through some of his friends, having his friends call the victim and threatened the victim’s friend who was assisting in the police investigation.

Abrahams’ license was initially revoked in 2011 as a result of the allegations, but the revocation was stayed and Dr. Abrahams was placed on probation for a period of seven years.

In 2013, he was charged and found guilty for fraud, having falsified medical records for Medicare patients, some of which were already deceased. He was found guilty, sentenced to three and a half years in prison, and must pay over three million dollars in restitution. His license was permanently revoked by the State of California Medical Board.

Additional Information

LA Weekly – March 8, 2013

Mercury News  – March 8, 2013 – April 15, 2013

FBI Article – April 16, 2013

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