Charles Fischer: Child Psychiatrist at State Home Accused of Molesting Boys Over Last 20 Years

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Austin State Hospital, where Fischer worked.
The Texas Medical Board has suspended the license of the chief child psychiatrist of a state-run treatment center for the mentally ill after the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services accused him of sexually assaulting teen boys in his care over the last 20 years.

According to the board's order, the DFPS fired Charles Fischer of Austin State Hospital after "confirmation...that [Fischer] was involved in at least two separate instances of sexual abuse of a child." The 59-year-old Fischer was fired November 14.

Fischer allegedly abused eight boys, who ranged in age from 13 to 17, during individual "counseling" sessions in his office, by forcing them to perform oral sex; performing oral sex on them; masturbating in front of them; and rubbing their groins and legs. According to the order, Fischer acknowledged that "there was another allegation involving a ninth patient." The alleged incidents occurred between 1992 and 2006.

In an earlier statement, a DFPS spokesman explained that "each case was investigated thoroughly, but none were confirmed until October, when two separate allegations of sexual abuse against Dr. Fischer were confirmed" and DFPS was notified.

One of the boys was allegedly abused at Waco Center for Youth, where Fischer had also worked; the ninth allegation came from a boy he saw while he worked at the Southwest Neuropsychiatric Institute in San Antonio. (Fischer also worked at Lutheran Social Services Residential Treatment Center and Central Counties Mental Health and Mental Retardation, according to the Board.)

Fischer served on a committee that developed state guidelines for prescribing psychotropic medication to foster children. He was licensed in 1984.

The board's disciplinary panel suspended Fischer's license without notice of hearing. We left Fischer a voice mail, but we're not holding our breath.

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janesoutham
janesoutham

This is just like the case of Dr. William Ayres, the California child psychiatrist who was arrested in San Mateo, CA for molesting adolscent boys in 2007. It is believed that Ayres, a former President of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, molested hundreds of boys in a forty year period. The Ayres blog reports that one child psychiatrist says that he had heard about Ayres and boys for fifty years, but doctors didn't report him because they didn't want to get involved.www.williamayreswatch.blogspot...

CAMSHEEL
CAMSHEEL

Why did it take 20yrs? That is along time. Glad he was caught  I hope he neaver works again needs to spend time in prison he is now a pervert.

LesBaer1911
LesBaer1911

Why isn't this slime going to prison?  Is this the only fate destined for Sandusky?Things such as these are perverts and will never be a part of polite society.  Ifsent to prison they will get their just rewards - eaten by other inmates.  OORAH

kimbev69
kimbev69

Great prlerson to do studies on giving psychotropic meds to kids

Jack
Jack

Motherfucker must die.

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