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Former Palo Alto VA cardiology chief indicted for sexual battery

Original post made on May 15, 2020

An Atherton resident, who is the former cardiology chief of the Palo Alto VA, is accused of sexually abusing a doctor in 2017. He made his first court appearance by telephone in San Jose on Thursday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 15, 2020, 9:34 AM

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Posted by History guy
a resident of Portola Valley: Brookside Park
on May 15, 2020 at 1:51 pm

All we really need to know is the charge, not the name of the suspect. If he is convicted of this charge, there will be plenty of publicity and time to release his name. I think those accused of such activities should be given the same privacy as rape victims when the incidents are published.

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Posted by Confused
a resident of Portola Valley: Westridge
on May 15, 2020 at 4:14 pm

I, too, am confused about why the alleged perpetrator was named (the Almanac, I think, has a policy of not naming people arrested for alleged crimes.) Is it because he has been indicted? This does mean there's sufficient evidence that a crime has occurred. As well, he was obviously named in the press release by the Attorney General's office. Is that why he is named in this story?

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Posted by Confused
a resident of Portola Valley: Westridge
on May 15, 2020 at 4:21 pm

Aha---the indictment memo is release via the Freedom of Information Act. No wonder---there is evidence of more than one instance, and he was terminated by by the VA and Stanford for cause. This article (following link) details the memo:

Web Link

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Posted by Publish
a resident of Menlo Park: Felton Gables
on May 15, 2020 at 11:14 pm

Privacy for crooks? We going to do secret renditions too. Get arrested and everyone should know if you can’t act right

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