- A federal jury in New York convicted gynecologist Robert Hadden of sex trafficking charges.
- The conviction comes after an initial state prosecution of Hadden resulted in no jail time.
- The trial included testimony from nine former patients who described how Hadden had molested them during examinations. Hadden now faces up to life in prison.
A federal jury in New York has convicted a gynecologist of sex trafficking charges, bringing a sense of justice to hundreds of former patients who were molested by the doctor during a decades-long career.
Robert Hadden, 64, of Englewood, New Jersey, was found guilty on Tuesday after nine former patients testified about how he had sexually abused them during examinations. The jury deliberated for less than a day before returning the verdict.
The conviction comes after an initial state prosecution of Hadden resulted in no jail time, sparking outrage from the accusers.
“This is such a victory for all of us,” said Evelyn Yang, whose husband, Andrew Yang, ran unsuccessfully as a Democrat for president in 2020.
The trial lasted two weeks and included testimony from nine former patients who described how Hadden had molested them during examinations. The victims said they had trusted the doctor, but he had taken advantage of them when they were most vulnerable.
Hadden now faces up to life in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for June 18.
The conviction is a victory for the victims, who have been seeking justice for years. It also serves as a reminder of the importance of believing victims and holding perpetrators accountable.