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Old August 19th, 2007, 09:07 PM  
Join Date: May 21, 2007
Location: Oregon, U.S.A.
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Default Re: my dentist did something wrong

1st: You can go to sleep if the laughing gas is put up to high.
2th. This is a story if the New York Times...

Dentist Charged in Sexual Abuse Of a Sedated Female Patient
A Manhattan dentist was charged yesterday with sexually abusing a patient while she was sedated during a bridgework procedure.

David Molho, a 58-year-old dentist who lives with his wife and two children in Scarsdale, N.Y., was arrested at his office on East 58th Street for sexually groping the patient and forcing her to touch him while she was sedated with nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, the authorities said.

The woman, described by the authorities as a Manhattan businesswoman in her 30's, had been Dr. Molho's patient for at least five years.

The incident occurred on July 10 as the woman was heavily sedated -- but still conscious -- because she had been administered nitrous oxide, prosecutors said.

"She was saying no and trying to struggle," said Linda A. Fairstein, chief of the sex crimes unit of the Manhattan District Attorney's office. "She was physically helpless. She was not able to control her physical responses."

After the patient reported the abuse later that week, the sex crimes unit launched an investigation that involved having the patient wear a hidden tape recorder and sending her back to the dentist's office, Ms. Fairstein said.

The patient asked to see Dr. Molho to discuss what had happened, Ms. Fairstein said. They met at the office and Dr. Molho was recorded saying he was sorry for abusing the patient. "He made an admission about the acts he had committed and asked her forgiveness," Ms. Fairstein said.

A group of dentists who share the fourth-floor corridor with Dr. Molho described him as quiet and aloof.

"He was not an outgoing sort of guy," said one of the dentists, Steven DeCrescenzo.

No other complaints have been filed against Dr. Molho, according to the State Department of Education's Division of Professional Licensing Services, which certified him in 1963 and listed his license as being in "good standing."
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