State suspends license of psychiatrist Stephen Melcher, convicted of sex crime involving child

August 11, 2012

On June 5, 2012, the Medical Board of California issued a Notice of Automatic Suspension of License on psychiatrist Stephen Francis  Melcher.

Melcher, who was employed by Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento California, was convicted on April 3, 2012 of commission of a lewd and lascivious act upon a child, aged 11 years.

According to the Board’s Accusation, Melcher hosted a dinner party in October 2011. Among the guests at the party was a mother and father and their 11-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter. The document states that after dinner, while the children were watching television in another room separate from the dining room that Melcher sat down next to the boy and reached under a blanket which was covering him, unzipped the boy’s pants and fondled him.

Melcher was sentenced to a year in prison and must register as a sex offender.

Source: Accusation and Notice of Automatic Suspension of License in the Matter of the Accusation Against Stephen Francis Melcher, M.D., License No. A51177, Case No. 02-2011-219000, Medical Board of California.


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