MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A Florida doctor accused of sexual misconduct with a patient continues to practiced, according to the Palm Beach Post.READ MORE: Broward Health Ending COVID Shots As Demand Decreases, Availability Increases
David Simon, a Lake Worth family doctor, was accused of using “punishment therapy” in 2011. The female patient suffering from depression did not want to partake in sexual activity, but Simon insisted that it had helped others.
The female abandoned the doctor after a “three hour torture session” where she was tied up in a closet and then choked after finally being released. Palm Beach’s Sheriff Detectives were able to find whips, blindfolds, chains, handcuffs and other sexual paraphernalia in the doctor’s exam room.
“Was it torture? Not really. It was inappropriate behavior. I’m not sure I’d consider it torture. … At no point in time did I coerce her, threaten her,” stated Dr. Simon.READ MORE: Initiatives Announced To Reduce Pollution In Miami-Dade County
Board chairman Ronald Burns answered, “Do you think anyone would consent to being choked?”
The doctor then responded softly, “No.”
Simon worked out a settlement with two years of probation and a $10,000 fine. In November 2013, the board of Osteopathic Medicine rejected the settlement.MORE NEWS: Insurance Regulators Approve Smaller Rate Hikes For Citizens Property Insurance
Dr. David Simon continues to practice today.