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NC Mental Health Sick as Ever : Dr. = Sex Offender

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A doctor who pleaded guilty to a single drunken sex offense against a 9-year-old girl in 1989, a doctor who served his sentence and paid the family of his victim, a doctor who apparently hasn't committed a crime since then, is entitled to practice his ...


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Past Member (0)
Sunday September 23, 2007, 5:57 am
Everyone deserves a second chance. He paid his debt to society for doing wrong and should be able to carry on, under supervision for a while of course. Many of us in society do unconscionable, silly, must have been out of my mind, mistakes. Providing we learn from that mistake no matter what and move on to be a better member of society, all deserve another chance. He was a good doctor who did a stupid thing and paid for it. There is no reason why he cannot move on and do better as a human being providing he is given the chance. Many areas of society can be very unforgiving, and that can hinder a human being's progress into being or becoming better and more productive.

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 23, 2007, 7:39 pm
I am sorry to disagree but I don't think he should be around any young girls...he can claim all he wants that it was only one time in a drunken stupor...I don't buy that for a minute...if you want to let your girls around him or anyone like him you can do so but I am not willing to take that chance...if it were my husband, boyfriend or son would he be given the same because this man is a doctor he is supposed to be given a chance...I don't think so...noted..thanks for posting

Earline Clark (18)
Monday September 24, 2007, 10:52 am
I have to agree with Joyce on this issue. If it were my little girl or boy he molested ih his drunken stupor he would have never made it to court, so his second chance at another innocent child would not be in question today. If he is to have a second chance, the let it be in a prison with growm men or women, someone that is capable of defending themselves. The child he molested will pay for his " drunken stupor " for the rest of her little life, for that alone he deserves no second chance in my eyes.

Past Member (0)
Monday September 24, 2007, 11:47 am
It is okay to disagree providing you do it politely and without attacking someone, as has been the case. I made a mistake and omitted the word terrorist and just said Muslim, when referring to a comment she made. She was not offended per se, but a bit put out. I apologised publically and personally. We have sorted it out. Everyone has a different opinion on this and what is to be done.
To clafiy, I am not advocating he be freed just like that. He has to be punished, but helped at the same time. If treatment fails, or they cannot help, then he has to be sequestered away or counselled on chemical castration, which is humane. What I advocate is non-violent punishment. There was a case here recently where a rapist underwent chemical castration rather than jail. His sex drive has waned, although he has other medical problems.
Again to clarify, I am full of sympathy for those who have been abused, I help treat them, and for the families struggling to cope with what has happened to their child. I sympathise to a point with those who are mentally ill and have offended. Anyone should be given a chance, not just because he is a doctor. I think there should be other ways of letting them out when they have paid their debt to society, monitoring, maybe a chip implanted that causes pain when near a child, something. I wonder if we have advanced enough to do that. I also agree they are expensive to keep in jail. It costs a lot in taxes to lock them up tor 25-30 years! Jails are at groaning point, and at some point either we have to let some go or find other methods of dealing with them once they are out.

Past Member (0)
Monday September 24, 2007, 11:49 am
The person I am referring to about the Muslim slip was Nora, just so that it is clear. Sorry about that.

Sherry P (193)
Monday September 24, 2007, 7:42 pm
Just becasue you don't like the way someone disagrees with you - does not give you the right to turn them in to Care2 or threaten them.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 25, 2007, 12:48 pm
Sherry, we are done with this. It was not a disagreement. You stated that I my comments hurt children, that I hurt them and that is defamation and libel. I am entitled to defend myself any way I see fit. You are not entitled to make that kind of comment. It is my opinon and I know you do not agree with it. Fine, but it does not entitle you to be rude and insulting! Period. If I feel that taking the matter further is the only way to resolve the issue, then I will. I think you owe me an apology. I do not see how you can think you can get away with saying my opinion actually hurts children. What nonsense. I am entitled to report your remarks to care2 and obviously they agreed, since it was removed. If I feel you have over stepped the bounds of decency, then I am entitled to complain to care2 or involve a lawyer. That is my legal right and you have no right to say I am not entitled.
I have not made such crude comments to any one else. Sure I disagree with the opinions of many here, but I do not flame or attack them, nor do I say they hurt children for giving an opinion.
Any way, this matter is now closed. Please do not comment further on this matter. This is finished.
Thank you.

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Saturday October 20, 2007, 10:04 am
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