Convicted doctor won’t seek physician listing
A Hamilton pediatrician twice convicted of abusing teenage boys has promised he will never again seek registration to be a physician.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons reviewed Daniel Marshall’s signed undertaking at a hearing on June 29.
The hearing panel found him guilty of professional misconduct by engaging in an act that “would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional”, according to details posted to the college’s website.
They also ordered Marshall to appear before them to be reprimanded and pay the college $5,500 to cover the cost of the one-day hearing.
The once-respected doctor was banned from the medical profession by the college last September.
Marshall’s legal troubles started in September 2012 when he was charged with 32 sex crimes and one count of breach of bail. Of the sex crimes, 29 were based on allegations by 20 boys that Marshall touched them improperly while doing genital exams.
After a trial in Superior Court he was convicted of one count of sexual assault and acquitted of the other allegations. He was sentenced to eight months in jail and served six. Publicity around that case brought a second victim forward and Marshall was convicted of two more counts.
He escaped jail that time and was fined $5,000.