Medical Sex Abuse

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Archive for November, 2016

Doctor pleads guilty to charges involving minor

Posted by Megan Ferguson on: November 23rd, 2016

In 2005, Dr. Ronald Bibb Jr. was charged with third degree sexual abuse and attempted unlawful transaction with a minor following accusations from one of his 16-year-old female patients. Allegations began to stack up against the Danville doctor, but charges were only filed for the original victim who came forward. He pled guilty to the charge of attempted unlawful transaction with a minor, with the charge of third degree sexual assault being dismissed as part of the plea bargain. The Board of Medical Licensure suspended his license for two years, in addition to probation, community service, and any treatment programs prescribed by the Board. His license was reinstated in 2008.

Additional Information

The Advocate-Messenger – December 28, 2005

The Advocate-Messenger – 2006

The Advocate-Messenger – 2006

WTVQ – February 15, 2008

Rhode Island doctor accused of inappropriate touching

Posted by Megan Ferguson on: November 22nd, 2016

In 2004, a 21-year-old woman underwent surgery in Rhode Island on her knee after a sports related injury. Following the surgery, she accused anesthesiologist Russel Aubin of inappropriately touching her while she was being operated on and under the effects of anesthesia. During the course of the trial, details came out from a similar case brought against the doctor in Massachusetts four years earlier that did not result in the doctor being charged. Aubin lost his license, despite being acquitted in court. The decision to revoke his license was upheld in 2007 after he tried to appeal on grounds of a violation of due process.

The anesthesiologist resurfaced in 2008 in Guam, where nurses complained that he had been hired despite his license being revoked in both states in which charges had been brought against him.

In 2012, while practicing in Guam and after giving evidence that he was undergoing training in patient boundaries and was found psychologically fit for practice, the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline reinstated his license to practice in Rhode Island.

Additional Information

Eyewitness TV News – January 16, 2007

Pacific News Center – December 2, 2009

Providence Journal – February 17, 2012

Physician sentenced to 13 years for sexual assault of a patient

Posted by Megan Ferguson on: November 8th, 2016

In 2007, a physician in the Chicago suburb of Berwyn had his license suspended and was arrested after multiple women came forward alleging inappropriate comments and touching during the course of medical examinations with the doctor. The alleged victims ranged in age from 23 to 52. Dr. Ricardo Arze was originally charged with misdemeanor sexual battery, but as the investigation continued, over 25 women came forward, and the charges were raised to one count of criminal sexual assault and 10 counts of misdemeanor sexual battery. In addition to the criminal charges, Dr. Arze also faced a case in civil court from one of his alleged victims. He was found guilty in 2012 of at least one of the charges brought against him. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison in April of 2013 as a result of that guilty verdict, which other cases still pending.

Additional Information

WBBM September 27, 2007

Chicago Tribune September 28, 2007

ABC7 Chicago October 4, 2007

Chicago Breaking News February 26, 2009

Chicago Tribune May 7, 2012

Sun Times April 15, 2013