NY - Dr Rakesh Punn in Bethpage NY molests his patients

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  1. believe09

    believe09 Active Member

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    http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-doctor-tapes-patients,0,3552920.story

    Law enforcement in Bethpage NY wants you to contact them if Dr Punn saw your child-this pediatrician confessed to videotaping, photographing and fondling his patients.

    Dr Punn would have his patients wear masks that obscured their ability to see and then abuse them. Prosecutors were alerted on Tuesday to the crimes, arrested Punn on Thursday and he confessed.

    I cannot state what I think about his defense attorney's statements without obtaining a t/o so I will leave you to process them yourselves...
     
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  3. Belinda

    Belinda Doer of Things

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    I am so glad that some of these so-called doctors are getting caught. It just makes me wonder how many more there are that are still getting away with it.
     
  4. Mercyneal

    Mercyneal New Member

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    Good find, Believ09

    Doctors sexually abusing children: it's an epidemic.
     
  5. Belinda

    Belinda Doer of Things

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    Sorry, can't take the credit. Believe posted it.

    ETA: I think it seems like an epidemic because for so many years no one believed a doctor could do such things. Now that it is clear that they can, they are being looked at more closely and disclosures are taken much more seriously.
     
  6. Missizzy

    Missizzy New Member

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    Excellent heading. I like the clarity.
     
  7. songline

    songline New Member

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    Curious, why isn't Mom in the room when a Dr. is examining a young child?
    Hope this SOB is sent up the River for a long time.
     
  8. believe09

    believe09 Active Member

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    A good question songline-hopefully we will learn more about his methods for making sure the parents or a nurse were not with him when he committed his crimes.
     
  9. Mercyneal

    Mercyneal New Member

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    Great find, Believe09.

    Delaware just implemented a law that says any child - male or female- under the age of 15 must have a chaperon in the room when a child is being examined by a doctor.
     
  10. VespaElf

    VespaElf Little Miss Showcase(runner-up)

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    Here we go ..............


    BETHPAGE, N.Y. – A pediatrician has been arrested, charged with producing child pornography. police say the little girls in the videos are his own patients. Police raided the office of Dr. Rakesh Punn and located five videotapes of him fondling patients as young as 11, some blindfolded, naked and possibly drugged. In a police confession, Punn admitted to molesting at least nine girls saying that after placing a blindfold over their eyes, he would videotape himself touching and manipulating the girl’s genitals. In other cases, he would use a small digital camera hidden on his desk to record girls exposing their breasts in various positions. Punn has a civil surgeons licensed issued by homeland security giving him the ability to examine immigrants looking to change their status. Investigators feel he used this vulnerability to his advantage and is why they feel it will be hard to identify all the girls on the tapes................................
    http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...cretly-Recording-Young-Patients-98620879.html

    Disgusted is only tip of the iceberg.....
     
  11. Missizzy

    Missizzy New Member

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    An update on Dr. Punn. Sadly, I wouldn't be surprised if the health care fraud carries a stiffer sentence than the molestation:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57357263/ny-pediatrician-accused-of-molesting-young-girls/

    NY pediatrician accused of molesting young girls
    January 11, 2012

    "A New York pediatrician already charged in state court with sexually abusing young female patients is now facing federal charges. Rakesh Punn entered a not guilty plea Wednesday afternoon in U.S. District Court on Long Island. He is charged in a 36-count federal indictment with sexual exploitation of children and health care fraud..."

    and

    "....Punn had previously been charged in Nassau County. He is being held on $10 million bond. Punn is accused of secretly videotaping, photographing and abusing young patients while they were naked. Authorities found a "how-to book" on molestation he wrote on his computer...."

    and

    "....prosecutors said that Punn sometimes covered the girls' eyes with gauze or gave them a sedative before he molested them. He told the girls that these "procedures" were medically necessary. He would not allow parents in the room, and because he was a doctor, they trusted him. "This trusted pediatrician turned his office into a house of horrors for many young girls..."

    More at link
     
  12. believe09

    believe09 Active Member

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    from MissIzzy's link:

    Dont trust a physician EVER who requests this. Ever, Ever, Ever. Pick a doctor we have covered on this board. This is their MO.
     
  13. Missizzy

    Missizzy New Member

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    More on the "how-to book":

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/07/15/national/main20079891.shtml?tag=contentMain;contentBody

    DA: Pediatrician made "how-to" molestation book
    July 15, 2011

    "A New York pediatrician charged with sexually abusing young female patients, including some who were secretly videotaped or photographed while naked, compiled a "how-to book" on molestation that he titled "Sex" and kept stored on his home computer, a prosecutor said Friday. The book allegedly included his writings, plus passages from the ancient Indian sex manual, the Kama Sutra...."

    and

    "....Punn also is charged with running a prescription scam for obtaining chloral hydrate, a controlled substance that Nassau County Assistant District Attorney Jane Zwirn-Turkin described as a "date-rape" drug.

    When he was first arrested, Punn was ordered held on $3.5 million bail, but prosecutors argued Friday for higher bail, noting that Punn has a 24-year-old wife living in India and should be considered a flight risk. They previously said that when he was arrested, Punn had a large amount of cash in his Bethpage home, as well as a forged international driver's license with his photo, but a false name and birth date....."

    and

    "....Prosecutors said some of his victims were as young as 11, and were allegedly drugged with sedatives and blindfolded during the assaults. Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice has said most of Punn's patients were Indian and that as a physician he held a revered position in that community, where parents would trust him to examine their children in private...."

    More at link



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  14. Missizzy

    Missizzy New Member

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    This guy seemed to follow almost an identical MO as Dr. Earl Bradley of Lewes, DA. Clinical trials, my bunnies!! Those poor young girls. Delivered by their far too trusting parents to this monster. What a nightmare.
     

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