Physician’s assistant re-arrested as more alleged forcible touching victims come forward

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A dozen women have now come forward, saying they were touched inappropriately while visiting a psychiatrist in New Windsor.

It has led to a second arrest of Sean Cavanaugh, now a former physician’s assistant who is accused of taking advantage of his patients' trust.

"All of the victims felt they were touched inappropriately in the chest area," said Deputy Chief Michael Farbent, of the New Windsor Police Department. "He made one of the victims disrobe the lower half of her body and inappropriately touched her."

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Police say the 12 alleged victims came forward after Cavanaugh's arrest became public.

Police say Cavanaugh systematically abused women from 17- 36 years old while performing unnecessary physical exams at Vitality Psychiatric Group on Route 9W.

A sign on the door says Sean Cavanaugh is no longer with the practice. A person with the practice says Cavanaugh was let go last week.

Cavanaugh, who lives in Wallkill, wasn't home when News 12 knocked on his door. He is out of jail on an appearance ticket under New York's new bail reform.

Anyone who believes they may be a victim can contact police at 845-565-7000.


 

 

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