Medical Sex Abuse

Breaking the Silence

South Dakota Surgeon Still Practicing After Allegedly Sexually Abusing Teen

Dr. Robert John Gustafson pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of sexually abusing a teenage girl in Oregon starting in 2009. The South Dakota general surgeon who works at the West River Regional Medical Center in North Dakota is charged with inappropriately touching the girl as well as forcing her to touch him. He is expected to post the required 10% of his bail $250,000 bail and return to his position as the sole surgeon at West River with little restriction upon his practice expect for have no contact with the victim or her family. His next court date is scheduled for September 2015.


The Daily Astorian—Kyle Spurr 07/14/2015

Oregon Live—The Associated Press 07/15/2015