NYC gynecologist facing 6 federal charges alleging sexual abuse

MANHATTAN — A Manhattan gynecologist was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with six counts of enticing and inducing women to travel to his offices from other states to engage in illegal sex acts over the course of nearly two decades.

The charges against Robert A. Hadden, 62, include one allegation raised by a minor, The New York Times reported.

Separately, Evelyn Yang, the wife of former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, told CNN in January that Hadden sexually assaulted her.

According to the indictment, unsealed Wednesday, Hadden “sexually abused dozens of female patients, including multiple minors, under the guise of conducting purported gynecological and obstetric examinations” at several different Manhattan locations, including his medical office and at multiple hospitals.

“Hadden acted as a predator in a white coat,” Audrey Strauss, acting United States attorney in Manhattan, said when announcing the charges during a news conference.

Each count carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, CNN reported.

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