AP in­ves­ti­ga­tion: Doc­tors keep li­censes de­spite sex abuse

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WASH­ING­TON — The first time that Dr. An­thony Bianchi came onto a pa­tient, Cal­i­for­nia’s med­i­cal board al­leged, the gy­ne­col­o­gist placed a chair against the exam room door, put his fin­gers into the woman’s vagina and ex­posed his erect pe­nis.

The sec­ond time, the board claimed, he told a pa­tient that he couldn’t stop star­ing at her breasts and re­counted a dream in which he per­formed oral sex on her in the of­fice.

The third time, the board charged, he told a preg­nant pa­tient suf­fer­ing from vagi­nal bleed­ing that she shouldn’t shave her pu­bic hair be­fore her next visit, as he was get­ting too ex­cited.

These episodes led to dis­ci­plinary ac­tions by the state’s med­i­cal board in 2012 and in 2016. Bianchi agreed not con­test the charges, and he held onto his med­i­cal li­cense. Un­der a set­tle­ment with Cal­i­for­nia’s med­i­cal board, he agreed to seek ther­apy and re­frain from treat­ing women dur­ing five years of pro­ba­tion.

Bianchi did not re­spond to tele­phone mes­sages from The As­so­ci­ated Press left for him at the work­ers’ com­pen­sa­tion clinic in Fresno, Cal­i­for­nia, where he now eval­u­ates oc­cu­pa­tional health claims.

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