A Freaky Physician; an Unconscious Naked Woman and a Camera. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Dr Peter A. Cardinal

Dr Peter A. Cardinal

In Cumberland County Pennsylvania a doctor who was arrested in February for “using sex toys on an unconscious woman and taking pictures without consent, has been convicted of – are you ready for this? – “Invasion of Privacy.”

Doctor Peter Anthony Cardinal, age 52, was initially charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of an unconscious person, indecent assault of an unconscious person and 12 lesser charges. He was held on $1,000,000 bail.

The lesser charges were invasion of privacy – one count for each of a dozen nude photos the daffy doc snapped of the woman. She had turned them over to law enforcement after contacting them about what had happened.

Investigators learned the unnamed woman routinely used a sedative to get to sleep at night. She reported that the doctor was aware she took the drug and used the opportunity to undress her and take the photographs of her while she was unconscious. The incident happened sometime over the summer of 2014 at a private residence.

When the doctor was interviewed by detectives he admitted that he had taken pictures of the woman, according to the police report. Cardinal said he took the pictures with his cellphone because he was angry the woman “wouldn’t perform sexually for him.” He stated that afterwards he emailed the photos to his home computer.

Cardinal, who lives in Upper Allen Township, is a former medical director for Spirit Physician Services in Camp Hill. He also worked for Mercy Health System in Philadelphia.

Cardinal is expected to be sentenced to 12 months probation.

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