Kidneythis posted today about former doctor Scott Strickland, who molested a boy from when he was 9 through 15 in Oregon.
Strickland was arrested in January and has already pleaded guilty and will serve at least nine years in prison. He is also paying his victim over a million dollars.
He had already had his medical license stripped in 1999 for "inappropriate behavior" and for falsely claiming that he was board certified in internal medicine.http://www.mycentraloregon.com/news/...using-boy.html
How is it that the Oregon district attorney's office was able to move so fast on this one? It was a mere six months between the time Strickland was arrested and his guilty plea.
Also, it was only eight months between the time the identical twin pediatricians Dr. Scott and Dr. Mark Blankenburg were arrested in Ohio and their convictions. This case was unbelievably complicated and involved 78 counts of child molestation, possession of child porn and bribery.
Since Dr. Earl Bradley was arrested in Delaware in December of 2009, he has not only been kept in prison but his prolific pedophile behavior (over 200 children molested) has resulted in sweeping changes in the state of Delaware that makes a chaperon mandatory when a doctor is examining a child.
In the case of Calgary, Alberta psychiatrist Dr. Aubrey Levin, charged with molesting males sent to him by the courts, the Alberta district attorney's office has gone back and interviewed everyone who was ever sent to Aubrin by the courts. They are doing this because the men's cases may have become tainted by Levin's examinations.
In the case of pedophile child psychiatrist Dr. Miguel Frontera, the Maryland Board of Physicians has permanently revoked his license, although he has yet to be criminally charged.
By contrast, it's been over three years since Ayres was arrested. Why hasn't anyone in San Mateo County done what the Calgary DA has done, and tried to determine which boys sent through the courts were molested?
Why hasn't San Mateo State Senator Leland Yee - a child psychologist himself - proposed changes to California law on the issue of doctors having chaperons in the room, as they have already done in Delaware?
Why hasn't California Attorney General Jerry Brown permanently revoked Ayres' license, as Dr. Frontera's was in Baltimore?
Why didn't the San Mateo Civil grand jury take action after the San Mateo Citizens Review Panel gave them the names of doctors who strongly suspected Ayres was molesting boys and did nothing?
Why hasn't the San Mateo DA moved faster on the Ayres case- when it has been shown time and time again that around this country, other states can successfully criminally prosecute pedophile doctors more swiftly and decisively?