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An Indian Health Service pediatrician was convicted of sexually abusing young Native American boys under his care for two decades and was sentenced to five lifetime prison terms on Monday.According to court documents, Stanley Patrick Weber, 71, groomed and abused Native American boys about 9 years old on reservations in Montana and South Dakota between 1995 and 2011. His supervisors in the federal government suppressed their own suspicions about his conduct and tried to silence others who had raised concerns, and moved the doctor from one reservation to another after the managers stated that he might had molested his patients.The agency’s handling of Weber has shown broader dysfunction at the U.S. agency that provides health care to 2.6 million Native Americans, frequently in some of the nation’s poorest and most remote communities. The Journal and Frontline also reported tha...
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