Clackamas County, OR, court dismisses ex-doctor’s indictment

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Clackamas County grand jury has declined to indict a former suburban Portland doctor with sexual misconduct and patient abuse, finding there is not enough evidence to prove the charges. claims, the county attorney’s office announced.

The grand jury heard testimony from 41 witnesses before returning a ‘false bill’ on the allegations against Dr. David Farley, meaning prosecutors could not prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt, the prosecutor’s office said. of the district in a statement published Saturday by The Oregonian. /Oregon Live.

Farley, formerly of West Lynn, still faces a civil lawsuit brought by dozens of patients who allege sexual abuse during her work at West Linn Family Health Clinic, Legacy Meridian Park Hospital and Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center , according to court records.

In 2020, the Oregon Medical Board revoked Farley’s state medical license for dishonorable and unprofessional conduct and gross or repeated negligence.

That same year, a judge denied a request by Farley to postpone the civil case against him. The lawsuit alleged that Farley performed unnecessary pelvic exams and engaged in sexual abuse while the plaintiffs were in his custody.

Karen O’Kasey, Farley’s attorney at the time, argued among other things that delaying the civil suit would protect Farley’s Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in the police investigation.

O’Kasey was out of the country on Sunday and could not be immediately reached by phone.

Farley abruptly announced his retirement in 2020 and left the state, The Oregonian/Oregon Live reported.

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