HINGHAM, Mass. — Twenty-two additional victims have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse against a former Massachusetts pediatrician who is already charged with assaulting two girls during their annual checkups, prosecutors said.
Dr. Richard A. Kauff, who voluntarily agreed last week to turn in his license and not practice medicine for the foreseeable future, was arraigned Monday in Hingham District Court on charges including 12 counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 years old and four counts of rape of a child under 16 years old with force.
A plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf and a judge ordered him held on $50,000 bail.
The allegations came to light when one of the two women posted to a Facebook group called South Shore Mamas, asking if it was normal for a doctor to inappropriately touch a female’s genitalia during physicals.
Another woman, who did not know the original poster, replied saying she had similar experiences, according to the police report. When …