NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York gynecologist accused of sexually abusing dozens of patients, including children and the wife of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, now faces federal charges.
The longtime doctor, Robert A. Hadden, was charged with six counts of inducing others to travel to engage in illegal sex acts. The charges were announced Wednesday by Acting US Attorney Audrey Strauss. Strauss says he was a predator in a white coat who disguised sexual abuse as a normal part of medically necessary examinations.
An indictment said he sexually abused dozens of women and several girls between 1993 and 2012. Hadden had avoided prison time but surrendered his medical license in an earlier plea deal with state prosecutors.
An attorney for Hadden declined comment.