Human Rights Group Asks Attorney General To Intervene In Sexual Exploitation Case

From: Citizens Commission on Human Rights
Published: Sun Jan 14 2007

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights has appealed to the Attorney General, The Honorable Wally Oppal, to intervene in the controversial case of psychiatrist Richard Golden. Golden sexually exploited three teenage girls who had come to him for help. This "help" ended up in the child psychiatrist engaging in kissing, fondling, mutual masturbation and oral sex with the young girls in his office.

Irrefutable evidence of the psychiatrist’s crimes in the form of College of Physicians and Surgeons findings has been submitted to the Attorney General by the CCHR in an effort to help the victims get justice. The psychiatrist has obviously left them in even worse condition than when they came to him for help.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia stripped the child psychiatrist of his license to practice and labeled him a sexual predator in August, 2006 after finding him guilty of sexual relations with the three teenage female patients between 2000 and 2005

Two separate lawsuits for sexual assault have now been filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia against Dr. Golden by two of the three victims. One patient was 15 and two were 17 when they began seeing Golden for particular difficulties in life.

Since the complaints of his perverted sexual behavior began to surface, it has become obvious that the "wagons have been circling" because Golden now has been conveniently diagnosed as suffering from an "incurable mental illness" by psychiatrists Ronald A. Remmick and Michael Myers, two of Golden’s colleagues. Golden’s wife, Susan Golden, who is also a psychiatrist, has had her husband declared mentally incompetent in an apparent effort to absolve him from responsibility or legal liability in the sexual assaults. She is also named in the civil suits as she should have safeguarded these girls from the predatory actions of her husband at their west side family practice.

Golden has not been indicted yet but an ordinary citizen would have been arrested and charged by now. Why not Golden? This question is being asked by many people, including members of CCHR, who want criminal charges pressed against the psychiatrist and are insisting, too, that Golden be placed on the sexual offender’s registry to protect other children from harm.

The complaint process carried out by various medical boards and colleges has been thwarted, in part, by the belief that psychiatrists like Golden are somehow above the law and beyond reproach. However, evidence indicates that women are at very great risk of being sexually assaulted while in a psychiatrist's office.

Brian Beaumont, spokesperson for the British Columbia chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) said "Psychiatric sexual assault is commonplace over the world, but all too often the perpetrator is only slapped on the wrist by being given a fine or suspension from practice for these criminal activities. But CCHR is going to carry through until those of Golden's ilk are behind bars where they belong."

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights was established by the Church of Scientology to investigate and expose psychiatric violations of human rights.

If you know anyone, including a child, who has been abused or harmed by a Psychiatrist, call the Citizens Commission on Human Rights at 1-800-670-2247. Complete confidentiality assured.

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