Former doctor Robert Hadden was denied bail after a U.S. District Court Judge heard the federal charges against him as well as statements from some of Berman’s alleged victims. According to records, the discredited doctor is accused of sexually abusing hundreds of women who were patients at his gynecology office.
Hadden allegedly worked at two different prestigious hospitals in Manhattan: Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital.
At least nine former patients have come forward in-person with claims that the 64-year-old took advantage of them and sexually abused them during their examinations. 43 victims have written statements. In all, it’s estimated that the doctor could have abused upwards of 200 women. As a result of these claims, Hadden has already been convicted, but he is currently awaiting sentencing.
Prior to the conviction, Hadden was under electronic monitoring after meeting $1 million bail. He was convicted in federal court on four counts of enticing victims to cross state lines so that he could commit sexual abuse. At the trial, Hadden admitted to molesting patients, but he did not agree with the charges of enticing victims to cross state lines. The allegations against Hadden are horrific, as he preyed on pregnant and vulnerable women. One U.S. attorney who worked on the case called Hadden “a predator in a white coat.”
Hadden’s victims have spoken out about their support of the conviction and the perpetrator’s imprisonment.
Sexual Abuse in New York
Clearly, Hadden’s sexual assault allegations are getting taken very seriously. If you or someone you know gets accused of a sexual crime in New York, then you can expect to face similar treatment. While you will be treated as innocent until proven guilty, you will still likely face public scrutiny, calls for no bail, and more.
If you get convicted of a sex crime, then your situation will only get worse. Not only could you potentially serve substantial time in jail or prison, but you’ll also need to publicly register on a sex offender list. If your charges are felony offenses, then you might also suffer life-long consequences in the form of losing the right to carry a firearm, vote, or hold public office.
Considering the severity of the potential penalties you could face, it makes the most sense to contact a lawyer when you get arrested for a sex crime. If you’re in New York or a surrounding area, then we invite you to schedule a consultation with our office.