Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Psychiatrist accused of rape

WKRN Channel 2 News Jun 29, 2009 5:41 PM CDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Nashville psychiatrist faces charges he raped a patient. Metro police arrested Dr. Settimio "Sam" Castellani Thursday for the alleged rape of a 36-year-old female patient following an investigation sparked by the alleged victim. The woman reported to police that during a 6 p.m. appointment on March 23, Castellani wrote out her prescription, placed it on his desk and then proceeded to expose himself. During their investigation, detectives developed evidence that the alleged incident occurred, and received information that Castellani may have had sexual contact with other female patients. Castellani, 67, of Brentwood, is charged with one count of rape for allegedly forcing the patient to perform a sex act on him in order to receive her prescription for medication. He is now free on $74,999 bail. Anyone with information about inappropriate actions on the part of Castellani is urged to contact the police department's sex crimes unit at 615-862-7540.

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