Woman: Doctor 'grabbed a girl's ass, groped another's breasts, bought another a dildo'



By Troy Torres

troy@kanditnews.com


One of the seven women accusing Dr. Abner Pasatiempo of sexual misconduct told Kandit News there is no way the Guam Board of Medical Examiners should give a pass to the embattled psychiatrist.


Dr. Pasatiempo was employed by the Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center, where he was supposed to care for the drug addictions of women in rehabilitation.


The seven women who came forward accuse him of a range of sexual misconduct.


"One of the girls, he grabbed her ass," the woman told Kandit. "He groped another girl's breasts and he even went and bought a dildo for one of the girls. He's sick. He should not be a doctor."

The woman was contacted by a Guam Board of Medical Examiners representative, who asked her whether she would be ok if the GBME lifted the flag it placed on Pasatiempo in the National Practitioner Data Bank. The GMBE raised the flag to NPDB after six of the seven women filed complaints and he resigned from his job and declined to renew his medical license in the middle of an impending investigation.


The psychiatrist now is trying to renew his license in Guam, but is living in Alaska. The renewal of his license may remove the flag and allow him to practice in Alaska, or other places throughout the United States, including Guam.


"I really feel like the board is trying to side with him, and that's just wrong," the woman said. "I told them there's no way he should be a doctor anywhere."

The GBME licensed Pasatiempo in 2018 knowing his medical license was suspended in Maryland for having a sexual relationship with one of his patients there.


Former Gov. Eddie Calvo hired him at GBHWC once his license was approved by the GBME, and the doctor was given access to one of the island's most vulnerable populations: women coping with addiction and trying to stop using drugs.


"We're just trying to move on with our lives and do better for ourselves and our families," the woman told Kandit. "How are we supposed to fight someone like him? He's a doctor. We're considered addicts and pariahs on the community. If it weren't for the other women who stood up with me, I wouldn't have a strong case, and maybe people just wouldn't believe what I have to say. This kind of thing needs to stop."