Medical Sex Abuse

Breaking the Silence



Workers’ Comp Doctor Found Guilty of Sexual Assault

A physician in Sacramento was arrested for allegations of sexually assaulting three women who were patients seeking examinations related to workers’ compensation claims. Dr. Scott Dodd Anderson worked at the U.S. HealthWorks clinic at the time the assaults took place.

During the investigations, charges stacked up against the doctor, who was accused of 26 felony counts and 15 misdemeanor counts of abuse against a total of five victims who came forward. Some of these charges were dropped before trial due to insufficient evidence. During the first trial, the jury acquitted the doctor of two counts against him but could not reach a verdict on the remaining counts, so a mistrial was declared.

The second trial resulted in Dr. Anderson being convicted of six counts of sexual abuse. He received one year in jail, followed by five years of probation; he was required to register as a sex offender, and his license to practice medicine in California was revoked.

Additional Information

The Sacramento Bee April 6, 2010

The Sacramento Bee April 7, 2010

KCRA August 26, 2010

The Sacramento Bee November 13, 2010

Sacramento Fox 40 October 23, 2012

The Sacramento Bee October, 24 2012

The Sacramento Bee November 6, 2012

The Sacramento Bee November 7, 2012

The Sacramento Bee May 23, 2013

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