Former child psychiatrist on trial for sexual abuse

November 13, 2017

Ian Stuart McAlpine, a former child psychiatrist in Australia, is currently on trial for allegedly raping and molesting two teenage patients between 1988 and 1990.

Prosecutor Alan Dungey said one of the alleged victims started seeing Ian Stuart McAlpine after sinking into depression at the end of Year 12 (the Australian equivalent of 11th grade in the US), while the other girl sought his help a few months into her final year at high school.

One of the alleged victims said that she lost her virginity to the psychiatrist on her 18th birthday.  "He had me brainwashed to think I loved him," she said.  "I now see it as rape because that's basically what it was."

SOURCE: "Ex-child psychiatrist goes on trial accused of historic sex abuse," WA Today, 13 Nov 2017,


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