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Greendale Pediatrician Surrenders License After Identified as Pedophile

Wisconsin's Medical Examining Board accepted the surrender after records revealed that Kowalski admitted to molesting two teenage staff members when he was a volunteer doctor for the Milwaukee County Council of Boy Scouts in the 1980s.

A Greendale pediatrician surrendered his medical license after he was identified as a child sex offender under an investigation of confidential records of the Boy Scouts of America.

The state Medical Examining Board accepted the surrender on Tuesday, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

Dr. Thomas Kowalski, 75, admitted to leaders that he touched himself while fondling two teenage staff members at a Wisconsin summer camp when he was a volunteer doctor for the Milwaukee County Council of Boy Scouts in the 1980s.

According to records, Kowalski was prohibited from working with Scouts after his admission. He was not prosecuted criminally and was supposed to be reported to the medical board — but no complaint was filed. The Medical Examining board opened their own investigation soon after the records were made public.

Kowalski’s case was first revealed in a Los Angeles Times review of secret Boy Scouts of America files. The Times reviewed 1,600 confidential files spanning more than two decades, which found that scouting officials "failed to report hundreds of alleged child molesters to police and often hid the allegations from parents and the public."

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Even though Kowalski was prohibited from working with Scouts, he was never prosecuted after the victims' parents were told he would be reported to the medical board and was getting therapy.

The semi-retired Kowalski had been a licensed physician in Wisconsin since 1964 and continued working with youth for at least 14 years after his admission to scouting authorities. He left Children’s Hospital in 2002 to work at Marquette University’s Student Health Service. He also worked at the Greenfield Health Department and Greendale Health Department as a medical advisor from 1996 to 2008. As an advisor, he only consulted on medical orders and policy procedure, said Greenfield Health Director Darren J. Rausch.

C.J. November 02, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Sick.....it is ridiculous that he was never prosecuted!!!
Carol November 02, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Can't believe it took this long for something to be done!!!!
xiradakis January 14, 2014 at 09:43 PM
www.leukemiascandal.com go to tab "Margarita Walter" read her letter on how the police arrested her husband for molesting their 6 yr old daughter and "John Walter" had records sealed and never went to jail. Does $$$ in millions make you exempt from being prosecuted? Penn State Sandusky, 30 years later 26 victims and a $60million settlement. Why is the Leukemia Lymphoma Society CEO exempt from a background check...just ask him "were you ever arrested for child molestation? "...his ex-wife says so and in her letter to NY State in 2013 she explains how.
xiradakis January 14, 2014 at 09:50 PM
www.leukemiascandal.com Only ones that got prosecuted were the ones that stood up to the child molestor John Walter. Ironically, I guess if you are CEO you can watch kiddy porn at work and molest children. I will never raise donations to LLS again after the fact the CEO is a pedophile!

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