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St. Vincent's Medical Center Patient Abuse Cases

3 patients have now been confirmed to be abused by accused serial molester Gonzalo Flores a nurses aide at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut. After his arrest and interview with police, there are thought to be many more victims.

Bridgeport Nursing Assistant Charged with Sexual Assault of Patient

A man who worked as a certified nursing assistant at Saint Vincent's Medical Center has been charged with fourth-degree sexual assault for allegedly touching a patient inappropriately while he slept, police said. Gonzalo Flores, 53, of Bridgeport, was arrested on Tuesday and released on $25,000 bond, according to court records.

Avon, Connecticut Doctor Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patients

Avon police have arrested a doctor accused of sexually assaulting patients during medical visits.

Danbury Hospital Employee Charged with Sexually Assaulting Patient

A Danbury Hospital employee has been charged with sexually assaulting a patient in June, police said Thursday. Michael Wilmot, 47, was arrested after a lengthy investigation and charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault, according to a police news release. Wilmot was in custody on $50,000 bail Thursday morning. The alleged assaults happened on June 12, 2013, police said. Wilmot was a patient care technician at the hospital, they said, and the patient was under his care. In a written statement, a hospital spokeswoman said Thursday that Wilmot has been suspended from the hospital. "Since this involves an active legal matter, we cannot comment in detail. We can say that the involved employee has been suspended," said Andrea Rynn. "We want to reassure the public that the well-being and security of our patients is our top priority, and that we are fully committed to providing a safe environment for their care," she said. As reported by Hartford Courant.

State Supreme Court Upholds $2.75 million Verdict Against St. Francis Hospital for Dr. George Reardon Sexually Abusing Patient

The Connecticut Supreme Court affirms a $2.75 verdict for sex abuse against St. Francis Hospital. The plaintiff, known as Tim Doe 1 represented by Attorney Douglas Mahoney of Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney, accused the hospital of negligent supervision of Reardon and failure in a duty to provide special care to children in its custody. The jury agreed with both his claims. At trial, a jury awarded on July 8, 2011 Tim Doe 1  $2.75 million for the emotional trauma he said he began suffering as a child when Reardon used a phony growth study at the hospital as a pretext to sexually abuse him, his sister and hundreds of other children. Click here to read the decision.

Dr. Carl Koplin of Tolland Connecticut Imprisoned on Child Porn Charge - Caught with one of Biggest Child Porn Collections in Connecticut

A family physician in Tolland who was active in the Boy Scouts and provided physical examinations to boys involved in teen-aged sports was sentenced to 51 months in prison Tuesday after being caught with one of the biggest child porn collection ever found in Connecticut. Federal prosecutors said Dr. Carl Koplin's pornography collection, which he made available to others across the Internet, was large enough to fill 170 DVDs. When compiling his obscene collection from film made available by others, prosecutors said, Koplin once found a pornographic photograph of a boy he had treated for depression. Rather than report the photograph, as physicians are required, prosecutors said Koplin deleted the image. "This defendant's appalling collection of child pornography was one of the largest that we have seen here in Connecticut,"

Author Barry Lopez Confronts his Own Childhood Sexual Abuse in "Sliver of Sky"

We saw this article written about author Barry Lopez and his book about his own childhood sexual abuse.  We were really struct by the following quote from his NPR interview to explain why he wrote his book and why abuse victims are compelled to file lawsuits.  "I had become impatient with the cast of newspaper articles that suggested that in the legal pursuit of pedophiles what young men and women were most interested in was winning a financial judgment or in punishing, seeking vengeance. And it struck me that that was the last thing, really, you'd be interested in as somebody who had been serially molested. What had been taken from you was a sense of self-worth and dignity, and the only way you can get those things back is in open, unjudged relationships with other people, and then you ... have a chance to develop again a sense of self-worth. ... So what you really want, in the simplest terms, is for somebody to believe what happened, to take you at face value and not to manipulate you in a courtroom, for example, to seek justice." Below please find the summary of Barry Lopez's interview on NPR with excerpts from his book Sliver of Sky.

Connecticut Doctor Faces Dozens Of New Sex Assault Charges

A Glastonbury doctor already facing a host of allegations that he sexually assaulted women who were his patients is due in Superior Court in Middletown Monday to be arraigned on new charges.

Doctor Charged With Sexually Assaulting Patients In Clinton

Police have arrested a doctor on multiple charges of sex assault, saying he sexually abused three patients in his Clinton office.

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