New York Urologist Found Guilty in Sexual Abuse Case

On Wednesday, a New York-based urologist was found guilty in a prolonged case of sexual abuse involving numerous patients, including four minors.

Darius Paduch, specializing in urology and treating individuals, specifically men and boys, facing intimate and sensitive reproductive health issues, was convicted on 11 federal counts of sexual abuse by a unanimous jury decision.

U.S. Attorney Anthony T. DiPietro expressed that Paduch abused his entrusted position as a medical doctor to fulfill his own perverse desires. DiPietro highlighted that patients, including several children, sought medical assistance but left Paduch’s office as victims of his misconduct.

In this federal case, seven victims were identified, yet over 200 additional men have come forward alleging that Paduch subjected them to abuse, violating both their bodies and their trust.

According to DiPietro, warning signs emerged as early as 2006. Complaints from patients at New York Presbyterian Hospital and concerns raised by colleagues regarding Paduch’s misconduct persisted for nearly two decades.

Paduch was employed at Weill Cornell’s Brady Urological Institute, where he ultimately resigned following multiple complaints. However, despite these complaints, Weill Cornell permitted Paduch to resign, allowing him to continue his predatory behavior.

DiPietro asserted that Weill Cornell’s failure to report Paduch to authorities led to his subsequent employment at Northwell Health. He emphasized that had Weill Cornell fulfilled its obligation to report, Paduch’s ability to continue harming patients could have been prevented.

Weill Cornell provided Eyewitness News with a statement regarding Wednesday’s conviction, stating that they have implemented policy changes, updated training requirements, and introduced new patient safety initiatives to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.

Conversely, Northwell Health issued a statement expressing deep concern over the revelations disclosed during Dr. Paduch’s criminal proceedings. The statement emphasizes their cooperation with authorities and refrains from further comment due to ongoing legal proceedings.

Both Northwell Health and other former employers of Paduch are named defendants in a state civil case, filed on behalf of numerous individuals identified as John Does, whose traumatic experiences might have been avoidable.

“The institutions implicated in this matter, which have allegedly misled and endangered unsuspecting patients by employing a known serial predator, are only just beginning to face legal repercussions,” remarked DiPietro.

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