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News ID: 47850
Publish Date: 7:42 - 10 September 2020
Thursday, 10 September 2020_A former New York gynecologist accused of sexually abusing dozens of patients, including the wife of former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, was charged Wednesday with attacking women for nearly two decades using the cover of medical examinations.

NY doctor charged in serial sexual assaults on patientsProsecutors described the doctor, Robert A. Hadden, 62, as a “predator in a white coat,” accusing him of singling out young and unsuspecting victims, including a young girl he’d delivered at birth. 

The federal charges will be the second time Hadden is prosecuted over alleged abuse of patients. He surrendered his medical license in a 2016 plea deal with the Manhattan District Attorney that didn’t require him to serve any jail time.

Outrage over that light punishment built as the #MeToo movement gained momentum and more women told their stories publicly, including Evelyn Yang, who earlier this year told CNN that Hadden assaulted her in 2012, including when she was seven months pregnant.

Hadden was arrested at his home in Englewood, New Jersey, a community 10 miles outside Manhattan. He was to appear later Wednesday in Manhattan federal court on six counts of inducing others to travel to engage in illegal sex acts. 

A message seeking comment was left with an attorney who has represented Hadden in the past.

Source: AP

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