Predator on the Reservation - Archive
Indian Health Service hired dozens of physicians with trails of medical mistakes and regulatory sanctions — sometimes to disastrous effect.
November 22, 2019
A jury convicted a former U.S. government pediatrician of sexually abusing young Native American boys under his care at a federal hospital on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
September 27, 2019
Subordinates said a U.S. Indian Health Service manager ordered them not to report allegations of child sexual abuse at Unity Healing Center in North Carolina.
August 1, 2019
Even after overhaul, watchdog cites issues at facility on Rosebud Sioux reservation; separate report criticizes handling of opioids at five Indian hospitals.
July 22, 2019
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July 2, 2019
The U.S. Indian Health Service has overhauled sex-abuse reporting practices at a troubled North Carolina substance-abuse treatment center after allegations its managers mishandled a 2016 incident.
July 2, 2019
A former government pediatrician who has been convicted of sexually assaulting his Native American patients now faces a military-style disciplinary board that could strip him of his pension, a senior U.S. health official said in a letter.
June 28, 2019
The Indian Health Service discouraged employees from alerting law enforcement when they suspected coworkers of sexual misconduct with Native American youngsters. ‘Do not contact anybody,’ a manager ordered.
June 7, 2019
A U.S. senator is seeking to ban convicted child molesters from receiving government pensions after a U.S. Indian Health Service doctor was revealed to be drawing a six-figure retirement income following his conviction for sexually abusing patients.
May 1, 2019
A U.S. government pediatrician convicted of sexually abusing Native American boys under his care is still receiving his government pension, officials said, and records indicate he is due more than $1.8 million during his prison term.
March 27, 2019
The Trump administration will convene a task force to examine why a pediatrician was allowed to sexually abuse Native American boys for decades while working for the Indian Health Service and try to prevent such a crime from happening again.
March 26, 2019
Head of U.S. Indian Health Agency Vows to Fix Issues That Allowed Pedophile Doctor to Evade Punishment
The top U.S. Indian Health Service official pledged before Congress on Tuesday to fix problems that allowed a doctor who sexually abused children while working for the agency to evade punishment.
March 12, 2019