Pediatrician Charged with Sexual Misconduct Risks License Suspension
A Jamestown pediatrician charged with sexual misconduct risks having his license suspended by the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana. According to a petition for summary suspension filed by the Indiana Attorney General’s office, Jonathon Cavins, M.D., “represents a clear and immediate danger to the public health and safety if allowed to continue to practice as a physician in the State of Indiana”.
Three boys accused Cavins of sexual misconduct with them during physical exams which prompted the AG to request the suspension. According to court records, the boys, ages 12-15 at the time of their exams, said they were alone with Cavins when he produced a condom, touched them inappropriately, and told them they did not have to tell their parents about that part of the exam.
Cavins admits to some of the accusations, but denies inappropriate touching, according to the petition.
After speaking with other physicians who practiced with Cavins, a detective determined that some of Cavins’ touching of the boys was not consistent with a medical examination.
Attorneys for one of the boys who filed a civil suit against Cavins assert that the case should not be subject to the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act, which can cap awards in certain cases, stating “Sexual misconduct is not a function of providing healthcare or professional services by a healthcare provider.”