An 83-year-old Silver Spring retired pediatrician has been charged with 12 counts of the alleged molestation of three of his relatives dating back from 1964 through 1982. Charges include sex offense and perverted sex practice, as well as child abuse. According to court documents, an investigation into the alleged molestation acts began on Feb. 21, after three female relatives of the retired doctor contacted the Montgomery police to report the alleged abuse.
Investigators state that each of the three women reported similar stories during questioning about their abuse. The first woman claimed that she had been abused starting in 1964 when she was 10-years-old and that the abuse had continued until 1968. The second woman reportedly gave a similar story, stating that she had been abused from 1965 with the abuse continuing through 1969. The third relative stated that she had also faced the abuse starting in 1976 when she was six years of age. She stated that he had abused her frequently until she turned 15 years old.
Although two of the women have reportedly stated that the man allegedly admitted to his behavior, his attorney declined to comment on the allegations. The attorney did, however, express concern for his client who was arrested at home while under hospice care. The attorney stated that he questioned the methods used to arrest his client, noting that the man appeared out of breath and was confused at his hearing.
Three bonds were later set for $10,000 each, which were quickly paid and the man was released.
Child molestation is a serious charge that could impact both the personal and professional life of a defendant. An experienced Silver Spring criminal attorney could assist in ensuring that a defendant is treated fairly when facing these types of charges.
Source: The Washington Post, “Retired pediatrician from Silver Spring accused of sex offenses” Dan Morse, Apr. 30, 2014