Gynecologist accused of sexually abusing over 200 patients is sentenced to 20 years in prison – CTV

July 26, 2023

NEW YORK – A gynecologist who sexually abused vulnerable and trusting patients for over two decades at prestigious New York hospitals cried before he was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison by a federal judge who called his crimes unprecedented.
The sentence for Robert Hadden, 64, was a measure of vindication for hundreds of former patients who accused the doctor of molesting them during examinations but saw an earlier prosecution end with a plea bargain that spared him from jail.

Given his chance to speak Tuesday, Hadden stood, his hands folded before him, as he said there was “much I’d like to say” but that he had been advised by lawyers to keep his statement brief.

“I’m very sorry for all the pain that I have caused,” the sobbing Hadden said before dropping his head down as he sat again. He then took off his glasses and wiped tears from his eyes.

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