Cleveland Clinic knew surgeon was accused of raping patients but kept him on staff, USA TODAY investigation finds. The Cleveland Clinic, one of the nation's largest and most renowned hospitals, knew of at least two cases in which one of its surgeons was accused of raping patients but kept him on the staff while reaching a confidential settlement, a USA TODAY investigation has found. Ryan Williams, a colorectal surgeon accused in police reports by two women of anally raping them in 2008 and 2009, left the Cleveland Clinic last summer for Ohio State University Medical Center, which has placed him on leave after learning of the complaints against him. Ref. USAToday.
Ohio medical board investigating former Cleveland Clinic surgeon over rape allegations. The Ohio Board of Medicine is investigating two alleged rapes by a former Cleveland Clinic colorectal surgeon following a Jan. 5 USA TODAY article and has subpoenaed Cleveland Clinic medical records for other procedures done by the surgeon in the same time period. Ref. USAToday.
Please tell me that he did not do that at the SAME time when they were scheduled for surgery. Where was everyone?
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USA TODAY first reported in January about Dr. Ryan Williams, a colorectal surgeon, who has been accused of rape by multiple patients. Williams, USA TODAY has learned, passed a lie detector test about accusations he raped a patient in 2008 -- a fact that was introduced by the county prosecutor to the grand jury investigating him. Legal experts say Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Thomas McGinty did what few prosecutors do when he introduced the polygraph test, which is inadmissible in court because of its unreliability. Williams is now under investigation by the Ohio Medical Board and has been suspended from his current job following USA TODAY's reporting.
The only way a prosecutor would go down that route is because he has no evidence so why even begin the court hearing in the first place?
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