Texas psychiatrist Dr. David Williams Cardwell, 64, admitted to his long time female patient, R.T., during a March 4th phone conversation, that he sexually assaulted her in his office on January 21. Unbeknownst to Cardwell, the Austin Police Department’s Sex Crimes Unit was also a party to that phone call since it was made by R.T. from their offices. (Though R.T.’s full name is public record in court documents filed in the civil lawsuit we discuss below, we elect to use her initials due to the nature of the allegations.)
From the Texas Medical Board’s Order of Suspension of Cardwell’s medical license dated March 29, 2013:
6. On or about January 21, 2013, Respondent saw a female patient (“Patient 1″) whom he had treated for depression beginning in the 1980s.
7. Respondent invited Patient 1 to his clinic for the purpose of evaluating her on a different dose or type … (Continued…)