Date: November 21, 2020 12:30AM
Relevant sections about his actions. Be prepared to be upset.
The women filed their own complaint with the Oregon Medical Board in August alleging Farley conducted ungloved and unnecessary pelvic exams, fondled their breasts and had done check-ups in his bedroom at home.
They discovered then that Farley had been under scrutiny by the board since late 2019, accused of conducting improper pelvic exams on minors. As that inquiry got underway, the board investigator learned the doctor also had taken photos of children’s genitals
When Medley, Pratt and Snow went to the medical board with their complaint, they said they learned the board had received complaints in December 2019 accusing Farley of doing unnecessary pelvic exams on girls.
The board found that Farley not only conducted unneeded Pap smears and pelvic and breast exams on adult patients, he did the procedures on young women under age 18 though medical guidelines since 2010 say most women should wait until 21 to have their first gynecological exams or Pap smears.
Farley also admitted that he took photos of the genitals and breasts of five patients, all under the age of 18, using his personal cellphone, according to board records.
He claimed to one parent that the photos were for a study to explain puberty and show sexual development over time, the board documents show. He told the board he provided consent forms for the minors’ parents to sign, but then couldn’t provide the records, saying he had deleted the photos from his phone and had shredded the consent forms, according to board documents.
Snow, now 29, said she was 15 when her mother started taking her to see Farley after she complained of chronic stomach pain. She continued to see him between ages 15 to 18. On at least five visits, he sexually abused her, she said.
Under the guise of seeking to relieve her constipation, he performed an ungloved rectal exam, she said. During other exams, he penetrated her vagina, wearing no gloves and fondled her breasts, she said.
Snow’s family belonged to the same church that Farley attended
During one appointment shortly after she turned 18, Farley insisted on inserting an IUD under the pretense it would help her menstrual cycle become more regular, she said.
At another exam, he tore her hymen after digitally penetrating her under the guise of “stretching me out,” contending it would “ensure sex was more pleasurable” before she was to marry, she said.
Though she resisted, he told her “all women get it done” and shared with her the name of another woman who belonged to their church whose hymen he said he had recently broken, according to Snow
The first red flag occurred when Pratt took her 2-week-old son to Farley for a newborn check-up in 2016. She was breastfeeding her son in the exam room when Farley barged in and, without consent, suddenly put his head on her breast, she said.
She pulled back instinctively.
Farley told her he was listening to hear if the baby was gulping the milk, she recalled.
“I remember thinking this is really weird,” she said.
Then Farley stuck his hand down her shirt, squeezing her breast, she said.
During a Sept. 6, 2019 exam, Medley said Farley penetrated her with no glove on, fondled her external genitals, made degrading comments to her and then hugged her at the end as she wore only a medical gown