Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Search warrant issued for prominent psychiatrist

Search warrant issued for prominent psychiatrist
Kate Williamson, The Examiner
Mar 27, 2006 9:00 AM

SAN MATEO, Calif. - San Mateo police have served a search warrant on the home and office of a prominent child psychiatrist who settled a lawsuit alleging molestation last summer, police confirmed Sunday.

Police served the warrant March 17 on the property of William Ayres, a former president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry who was lauded by San Mateo County Supervisors in 2002 for his lifelong work with children.

San Mateo police Capt. Mike Callagy confirmed that the warrant was served, but would not say what the police were investigating.
Ayres declined to comment and referred questions to his attorney, who could not be reached at press time.

Ayres settled a lawsuit in July 2005 with a 40-year-old man who said Ayres molested him in the late 1970s when he was one of his patients, according to news reports. Ayres said he was innocent of the allegations.


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