Sex Abuse Victim from Long Island Finally Has Chance to Get Justice

By Bart Jones
August 13, 2019

Almost from the time Rich Klein learned to walk, his mom worried about his small stature.

When he was just shy of 2, in 1963, she took him to Dr. Reginald Archibald, a growth specialist at Rockefeller University Hospital in Manhattan.

For the next 15 years, Archibald examined the young Klein once or twice a year for his research. The checkups just the two of them in the doctor's private office with the door closed and his mom in the waiting room went on for an hour or so. Archibald had Klein strip naked and sit in his lap facing the doctor. He took pictures. He fondled him.

As a 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, 8 year-old-kid, you dont think about it, Klein said in an interview. Oh, hes examining me because of my height.








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