Pilots Say They, Too, Were Molested by Univ. of Michigan Doc

Robert Anderson, who died in 2008, is accused of molesting hundreds of young men over decades.

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FILE - This file photo, date and location not known, provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan, shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson. Some pilots have emerged as victims of Anderson, a deceased doctor who worked for decades at the University of Michigan. Anderson is at the center of a scandal at the university. He's accused of molesting hundreds of young men there, especially athletes who saw him for injuries. But Anderson also had another group of patients, made up of pilots and others in the aviation field who regularly needed physicals. (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan via AP, File)
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DETROIT (AP) — A cargo pilot who regularly needed health checkups to keep his license contacted a University of Michigan doctor in 2000. He said he soon learned there was nothing routine about a visit with Robert Anderson. He said Anderson told him to undress, put on a medical gown and get on a table, instead of simply checking the man’s vision, hearing and heart. He said the doctor touched his genitals and gave him…

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