On Tuesday, the New York authorities arrested an Ivy League neurologist accused of groping and raping a 45-year-old female patient. The investigation revealed that the man assaulted at least 17 other women in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. During his trial, the neurologist apologized to his victims.
Ivy League Neurologist Groped Patient at Clinic
Doctor Ricardo Cruciani, a renowned neurologist, has been recently arrested and charged with multiple counts of sex assault after a former patient came forward and told the authorities that the man raped her.
According to Cruciani’s arrest warrant, 45-year-old Hillary Tullin called the sex assault hotline several months before and claimed that the Ivy League doctor had an inappropriate behavior during the consultation.
Tullin told the authorities that the circumstances compelled her to visit the New York physician on a regular basis and that the individual groped and raped her between 2005 and 2012. The man was taken into custody, and a broader investigation was started.
The authorities revealed that following Cruciani’s arrest, 17 more women from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York stepped forward and admitted being sexually harassed by the neurologist during consultations.
When asked about why they’ve returned to Cruciani’s clinic after the alleged events occurred, all victims responded that they’d been diagnosed with rare neurological disorders and Cruciani was the only doctor who possesses the necessary medical expertise in order to treat them.
Mark Furman, the Ivy League neurologist’s lawyer could not be reached for a statement regarding the case. On Tuesday, during his trial, Cruciani declared during his opening remarks that he’s ashamed about what transpired between him, Tullin, and the other women who spoke against him.
Following a sexual assault conviction in 2016, the Ivy League neurologist was ordered to register as a sex offender and forfeit his medical practice.
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