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Psychiatrist who molested boys is jailed

Original post made on Aug 8, 2013

Dr. William Ayres was a former president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He had treated pediatric patients from the 1960s to 2006, and evaluated hundreds of cases in San Mateo County juvenile court going back to the 1970s.

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Posted by Wondering?
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 8, 2013 at 9:48 am

> He was a former president of the American Academy
> of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Wonder how many other people operating under the seal of authority of their profession have been abusing children? Maybe its time to require these sorts of professionals to record their sessions, and give the patients' parents access to the tapes?


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Aug 8, 2013 at 10:51 am

Finally! It's about time that this monster went to jail.


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Posted by Dr Moreau
a resident of Greater Miranda
on Aug 8, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I once read a book about psychiatry, called "The Road Less Travelled". In it the author asserted that at least 60% of psychiatrists were scheisters who did more harm than good. One is better off flipping a coin!


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Posted by Jim
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 8, 2013 at 3:19 pm

"pleaded no contest in May to molesting boys during examinations in the 1990s."

Shouldn't psychiatrists be required to identify their sexual identification, before allowing them to 'treat' those children that they are attracted to? Then leave it up to the parents.


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Posted by Not an issue
a resident of Community Center
on Aug 8, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Ayers is a pedophile-- his or any other psychiatrists sexual orientation is irrelevant. [Portion removed.]


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Posted by Jim
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 8, 2013 at 6:27 pm

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Posted by Not an issue
a resident of Community Center
on Aug 8, 2013 at 6:47 pm

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