Three years ago, we brought you the story of Richard Edison, a South Florida plastic surgeon who ran a practice at which five patients had died during routine procedures. Once, he left a sponge in a woman's breast and said she'd left it there herself. The patient went on to call him an "unbelievable human being" who needed to be "squashed like a bug."
A Massachusetts man filed a lawsuit in January that alleges Edison molested him when he was a child over a period of two years beginning in 1974. At the time, Edison was in his 20s and a student at University of Massachusetts Medical School. His accuser, Tim Clark, was an 11-year-old boy.
Clark claims that Edison, whose attorney denies the allegation, befriended him and would take him to his apartment, where he would give him marijuana and sometimes beer before sexually assaulting him. The scene repeated itself numerous times over the next two years, Clark alleges. Even after his mother moved him to two different apartment complexes, Edison would show up and the abusive routine would start up again, he contends.
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