Police Find Nude Images in Ex-USC Gynecologist's Storage Unit

December 11, 2018 - 12:29 pm
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(KNX 1070/AP) - Police say they've found a trove of nude images of women in the storage unit of ex-USC gynecologist George Tyndall.

Lawyer John Manley represents scores of the victims and tells KNX this is horrifying:

"This is something right out of the 'Silence of the Lambs,' a dirty, nasty, pervert doctor with a gross storage facility full of pornography and former patients and he photographed them naked and he told them this was for clinical research. In most instances, this is the first time many of these young women had been to a gynecologist, some of them were 16 or 17," he said. 

Some of Tyndall's former patients have said that the doctor took photographs of them in various states of undress during exams.

More than 200 women have filed reports with police alleging sexual misconduct.

Hundreds of women have also sued the doctor and USC.

According to the Los Angeles Times, police started following Tyndall shortly after an investigation was launched into reports he sexually abused patients.

Police say he drove to a storage unit on two occasions and when officers raided it, they found photos of women who were naked in what appeared to be a medical exam room.

Tyndall's attorney has declined to comment on the discovery, just saying he maintains his innocence.

In October,  he was facing the loss of his medical license. The state medical board charged him with negligence and sexual misconduct as it outlines its case against him.

Tyndall and USC also face hundreds of civil lawsuits from former patients who say they were abused during examinations.

The University of Southern California also announced in October an agreement in principle for a $215 million class-action settlement of claims involving alleged sexual harassment and abuse by the gynecologist who treated students for decades.