Greenwich Hospital doctor arrested for Internet sex chats with minors

Stamford, Connecticut doctor arrested for sexually explicit Internet chats. New York authorities charge medical specialist for indecency to minors.

December 9, 2008, New York, NY (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Top informers with JusticeNewsFlash.com alert the arrest and arraignment of a Stamford, Connecticut doctor. Dr. Clifford Berken was arraigned in White Plains City Court before a New York judge last Thursday for allegedly having sexually explicit online conversations with an investigator posing as a 15-year-old boy.

New York authorities revealed to JNF reporters Dr. Berken was charged with one count of first-degree attempt of disseminating indecent material to minors. Legal officials say Berken allegedly had the online conversations from last Tuesday to Thursday. Berken believed the investigator to be a teenage boy and the conversations discussed various sex acts. Dr. Berken is a medical specialist in the division of gastroenterology. He is an attending physician practicing at Greenwich Hospital and operates out of his own practice in Greenwich. Berken is being held until a bail hearing Friday.

JusticeNewsFlash.com urges all consumers to be aware of predators on the Internet. Websites, Internet chat rooms and the availability of easy access through email gives sexual predators from all over the world simple access to your home and children through your computer. If you or one of your children have been victimized by the criminal activities of a sexual predator through your computer this may be a criminal and civil legal action. Contacting an attorney who specializes in criminal law and civil justice actions involving the exploitation of a minor may help you recover from the damages and injuries from these crimes.

News Contributor: Heather L. Ryan, victims rights advocate for minors and children specializing in medical and legal news involving injury from Internet predators.

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Heather L. Ryan, R.N., C.L.N.C- Heather Ryan is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with 15 years of experience in the health care industry. Her expertise in reviewing medical records and assisting lawyers with the determination as to whether legal action should be taken provides an invaluable asset to the newsroom. Medical-malpractice, products liability, personal injury and workers’ compensation are some of the recent areas of litigation Ms. Ryan has focused her efforts on. A member of the Florida Justice Association, Heather maintains a long list of certifications and credentials to support her areas of expertise and stays up-to-date with her clinical knowledge working as an emergency room/trauma nurse, at a Level 1, Adult/Pediatric trauma and teaching institution in South Florida.