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Hospital acknowledges former doctor sexually abused patients

October 19, 2018 - 7:13 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A Manhattan hospital is apologizing to patients who were sexually abused by a doctor.

More than 100 people have now come forward and allege that an Upper East Side doctor sexually abused them as children.

WINS WEB EXTRA: Read the hospital's statement here.

In a statement, Rockefeller University Hospital acknowledged that Dr. Reginald Archibald sexually abused children over a period of decades.

"We have come to learn that Dr. Reginald Archibald, who retired from the Rockefeller University Hospital in 1982, engaged in certain inappropriate conduct during patient examinations," the hospital said. "The Hospital and University deeply regret pain and suffering caused to any of Dr. Archibald’s former patients."

Archibald died 10 years ago.

The hospital sent letters to Archibald's former patients and heard from several claiming they were abused. "In the two weeks following the mailing of the letters, we heard from many of Dr. Archibald’s former patients, including a number who told us that they had been subjected to sexual misconduct. We are appalled to hear those accounts of Dr. Archibald’s reprehensible behavior. We deeply regret pain and suffering caused to any of Dr. Archibald’s former patients. We are extremely grateful to patients for sharing their experiences with us," the hosiptal said.

They are are asking for any other potential victims to come forward.

"Due to the passage of time, though, the Hospital has encountered difficulties in locating all of Dr. Archibald’s former patients. Patients with information they would like to share regarding their interactions with Dr. Archibald should contact Helen Cantwell, of Debevoise at: (212) 909-6312 or [email protected]."