Retired Massachusetts pediatrician, Dr. Richard Kauff, faces accusations from a growing number of women who allege that he sexually assaulted and raped them when they were children. The initial accusations surfaced when a woman sought clarification through a social media discussion group about routine checkup procedures, asking if it was normal for a doctor to insert fingers into a patient’s vagina during a routine checkup.
When the response to her social media post indicated that her experience was in no way normal, Kauff’s victim sought therapy, during which she shared her discomfort about these childhood visits to her doctor. The therapist immediately stopped the session and advised her to contact the police, leading to the exposure of a deeply disturbing pattern.
The initial police investigation uncovered shocking similarities in the stories of two unrelated women who had both experienced alleged abuse by Dr. Kauff. One victim claimed the assaults occurred between 1990 and 2002, starting when she was approximately 7 years old, while the other reported abuse from 1998 to 2008, beginning at around 8 years old. Both victims asserted that Kauff, despite the presence of their parents, instructed them to count to three before performing intrusive actions, using disturbing language to normalize the horrific behavior.