A former University of Southern California gynecologist was arrested Thursday and charged with sexually assaulting 16 young women between the ages of 17 and 29 years old who visited the college‘s health center for medical exams between 2009 and 2016, based on the Los Angeles Police Department.
Lots of girls accused Dr. George Tyndall of sexual abuse starting from pointless touching and photographing of genitalia to creating suggestive, racist or inappropriate sexual comments during visits to his workplace. The women additionally alleged that college officers didn’t adequately handle and report the incidents, which turned public to the school community and the general public only after The Los Angeles Times reported on the incidents final yr.
Tyndall was charged with 29 counts of sexual penetration and sexual battery by fraud and could face up to 53 years in jail if convicted.
Despite an internal evaluation by the college in 2016, prompted by decades of complaints dating back to 1990 by chaperones or medical assistants who worked with Tyndall and have been present throughout his examinations — a review that concluded that Tyndall’s pelvic exams may have been inappropriate — the physician retired and was paid out by USC in 2017.
The university additionally didn’t instantly report their investigative findings on Tyndall to the Medical Board of California.
The college’s president at the time, C.L. Max Nikias, was compelled to resign after Tyndall’s conduct and the college‘s dealing with of the complaints came to light.
A few of the accusers reached a settlement in a $215 million class-action lawsuit with USC, although other separate lawsuits are nonetheless pending.