Police Urge Other Victims of Dr. David D. House to Come Forward
Police in Orange County are seeking out potential additional victims of Dr. David D. House, who was accused of sexually assaulting a patient during an examination on August 23, 2016. The 59-year-old doctor was charged with felony sexual battery by fraud and misdemeanor sexual exploitation of a patient. An unnamed female victim told police that House touched her inappropriately in several parts of her body, including a fake breast examination that involved groping with no medical justification.
On May 18 of this year, a judge granted an order prohibiting House from seeing any more female patients without a third-party chaperone present for the duration of his criminal proceedings.
Victims and anyone else with more information have been encouraged to contact Investigator Stan Berry at (714) 664-3964.
How The Civil Court System Helps Victims of Sexual Assault
Here is what attorney contributor Brian Kent of AbuseGuardian.com has to say about lawsuits for sexual assault victims:
We all know that the criminal justice system handles the prosecution of sexual predators. However, in many parts of the United States, the criminal justice system fails to follow through with the arrest and conviction of these predators. The medical field has also become notorious for failing to properly discipline medical professionals who have been accused of sexual misconduct.
Fortunately for survivors of sexual assault, filing a civil lawsuit can help provide justice and financial compensation – even in cases where a sexual predator is convicted for their crimes. Additionally, sometimes a lawsuit can be filed against the employer of the alleged abuser. In some cases, negligence enables these crimes to occur – such as an office allowing a doctor to continue seeing patients after reports of sexual misconduct.
Civil sexual abuse lawsuits are complex, so survivors who are considering legal action should discuss their case with an experienced victims rights lawyer.
Former Location of David House’s Doctor’s Office