Ex-Massachusetts pediatrician accused of sexually assaulting 15 sufferers


A former longtime pediatrician is accused of sexually assaulting 15 sufferers in his care, in accordance with the Plymouth DA’s workplace.

Norwell man Richard Kauff, 68, has been indicted on 9 counts of kid rape and eight counts of indecent assault and battery on a baby below 14.

He had labored as a pediatrician since 1983, and was most lately related to South Shore Medical Middle in Norwell. Kauff noticed sufferers in each the Norwell and Kingston places of work till he retired two years in the past.

Then on Oct. 4, 2023, an individual posted on an area Fb group that they believed they have been sexually assaulted throughout an annual checkup. Folks urged the sufferer to report the incident to Norwell Police.

A day later, one other sufferer reported an identical incident to Norwell Police. Each of the victims mentioned the alleged perp was Kauff.

Then after police sought costs towards Kauff, greater than three dozen folks reported comparable experiences with the previous pediatrician.

After a number of months of investigation, the grand jury returned 17 indictments for 15 totally different victims, over a 23-year span.

Kauff, who’s out on $50,000 bail, is ordered to remain away and don’t have any contact with the victims, or with the South Shore Medical Middle places of work in Norwell and Kingston.

Additionally, the DA’s workplace requested that he don’t have any unsupervised contact with youngsters below 16, that he give up his passport, stay in Massachusetts, and relinquish his medical license.

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