I-TEAM: Updates on two recent investigations

Lockport doctor loses medical license

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - - The 7 Eyewitness News I-Team gets results. 

We have updates for you about two recent investigations: 

 

New York State has taken action against the “Disappearing Doctor” from Lockport.

Dr. Mohamed Khalaf first caught the attention of state inspectors in June, when he was accused of not showing up to the birth of a child at Eastern Niagara Hospital. 

(Click here for the original story and click here to hear for a follow-up story about a pregnant patient’s ordeal at childbirth).

Khalaf was charged with professional misconduct and the state suspended his license. Now, a state panel has concluded that the OBGYN will never be allowed to practice medicine again in New York. 

The state health department has revoked Khalaf’s medical license, ruling that the doctor "should have been there" to the birth of that child five years ago, and "had no good excuse not to be there."

The doctor denied any wrongdoing, records show, but the Office of Professional Medical Conduct found him guilty of “negligence”, “incompetence” and “practicing fraudulently.”

 

The Erie County Child Protective Services worker who was accused of sexual misconduct no longer works for the county.

Roddy Torres, who was featured in our recent investigation into sexual harassment in Erie County government, was accused of making sexual advances against a Tonawanda woman he was supposed to be investigating.

At the time of the story, county officials had not said whether Torres was still employed by the county.

They have since contacted us and clarified that Torres "was removed from county service" in May 2015 -- roughly four months after the alleged harassment took place.

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