Pine Rest psychologist arrested for child sex crimes

Full story: WZZM Grand Rapids

Investigators say a child psychologist faces criminal sexual conduct charges for acts committed with an adolescent.
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#61
Apr 6, 2008
 
Dr. Marcano was my son's Doctor, This is so hard to believe. I was always in the room during the appointments. He was always a nice guy. This is so hard to believe. I just hope if this is false he survives.
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Saint Clair Shores, MI

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#62
Apr 6, 2008
 
He was my daughters Dr, never in the room alone with her though, I just don't get it, He always talked highly of his wife & kids, I was told he was one of the best, Kinda scarey if he was. Who do we trust anymore for the safety of our kids?

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Since: Aug 07

Muskegon, MI

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#63
Apr 7, 2008
 
Highly recommened wrote:
He was my daughters Dr, never in the room alone with her though, I just don't get it, He always talked highly of his wife & kids, I was told he was one of the best, Kinda scarey if he was. Who do we trust anymore for the safety of our kids?
is that not a scary thought?
Here a parent trying to do the best for their child, now has to worry that they could have possibly taken them somewhere that ultimately made their problems worse.
who can they trust now???
our children are already having problems and we have to fear, something like this?

A lot of times people have to reassure the child that these people are safe, to trust them.
I don't know if he did this or not, but if he did, that's a darn shame.
Having a child with disabilities, I can tell you this, whoever would take advantage of a child, much less one with existing disabilities, should R.I.H!
to answer your question, we can trust NOBODY with our children, not anymore.

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Since: Feb 08

Grand Rapids

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#64
Apr 7, 2008
 
I liked the guy, I have seen him with two of my daughters and never would have suspected him of any of this......Who knew!!!

I guess my daughters Wednesday appointment is canceled!!
mdc

Grand Rapids, MI

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#65
Apr 9, 2008
 
i dont know why my previous post was deleted but, dr marcano was mine and my two sons dr. they were never in the room with him alone either. it seems like most people whos kids saw him say that they were never alone with him
this is just horrible though. it is so hard to find a good pdoc as it is.
without having to worry if they are a pedifile believ me i will never leave my kids alone with a medical profesional after this and i am so greatful that i was there for every appt or id be worried sick that it happened to one of my kids
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#66
Apr 10, 2008
 
>>So, in fairness to all involved, let us wait to skewer anyone until the facts are established. We might be dead wrong. This isn't television; it is real life.<<
I agree....I might add this...no sin is worse than any other sin...we do not have levels of sinhood. If you are a Christian out there...sound off...we CAN forgive this Dr. IF he is proven guilty...why harbor bitterness...what does it do to you? I say we weigh the facts and await the outcome before we hang this dedicated doctor.
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#67
Apr 10, 2008
 
mdc wrote:
i dont know why my previous post was deleted but, dr marcano was mine and my two sons dr. they were never in the room with him alone either. it seems like most people whos kids saw him say that they were never alone with him
this is just horrible though. it is so hard to find a good pdoc as it is.
without having to worry if they are a pedifile believ me i will never leave my kids alone with a medical profesional after this and i am so greatful that i was there for every appt or id be worried sick that it happened to one of my kids
My son saw him briefly at age 6. For reasons having nothing to do woth this stuff, we switched..Now I'm floored by this. He was a really nice man. I am truly shocked.
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#68
Apr 11, 2008
 
what ever happened with this story, im pissed, you come out with this outrageous story about this Dr for 3 days then nothing, I would like to know what heck is going on with this.Pine Rest will not give any information on this " i don't blame them" but for a news team to come out with it thne just drop is outrageous.

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Since: Feb 08

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#69
Apr 11, 2008
 
I agree with you Highly recommened, I would like to know!! The news is always like that in about two years we will have an update when he has a day in court!! It sucks!!
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#70
Apr 12, 2008
 
My opinion 101 wrote:
I agree with you Highly recommened, I would like to know!! The news is always like that in about two years we will have an update when he has a day in court!! It sucks!!
I would like to talk with you through im or email if possible
FORMER PATIENT OF MARCANO

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#71
Apr 14, 2008
 
Ok, yes, I used to be a patient of Dr. Carlos Marcano's. First of all, I knew him as a very friendly man during the time I had therapy with him. I never got any vibes from him that he would ever be someone to do something like this. I am so shocked to hear that he is involved in something like this, but I knew him years ago, and people do change, and if he was the kind of person to do something like this, he kept it hidden better than anyone I've seen. I'm not saying I think he is or isn't guilty, that is not my place, but if he is I would be so disapointed, and scared to trust a therapist again... I can't imagine how the child that is involved in this feels... I hope He/She is ok. "Oh Lord, what is this world becoming? Please hear my prayer, help everyone involved in this to cope and move on with their lives, keep them all safe. Please Lord, bring justice to the family of the child, and keep this child in your heart. Let the child and His/Her family move on and live their lives in happiness, may they not have the burden of what has happened on their shoulders. Take their pain and suffering from them, and let them live in peace. May their travels in life be blessed, safe, and may they have much happiness in the future." This is so sad to see happen to anyone, especially the young ones in our community, they ARE the future. All of this is very unnerving to me because I am a former patient of his, and I live so close to Pine Rest. This I will never forget. Let all involved in this be in our prayers, the child, the family of the child, and yes, Dr. Marcano too. Let us pray for him so that he may find the strength to walk whatever road he has to. If he is denying doing this, and is really innocent, pray that he finds peace, if he denies and is guilty, pray that he someday is able to admit it and take responsibility for it, and let us pray that if he is innocent and found guilty that he makes it through and can forgive everyone for pointing the finger at him. Let us just pray that justice is found and found true. Everything will work out in the end, God will make sure of that. Goodbye everyone, and God Bless!

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#72
Apr 14, 2008
 
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say what you want about me, but if I have a strong feeling about something I go with it, and he looks creepy to me.
For some reason society pressures us into being naive, accuses us of being unfair or just plain paranoid when we listen to that little voice in our head. I can be the look someone has in the eyes, something they said, or just something is not right. That doesn't mean we should be accusing anyone of anything, but just to take a step back or be careful. I think many women out there find themselves in abusive situations or even raped when they ignored that intuition we all naturally have. I think people give us red flags all the time. It's different than just judging someone by their looks.

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#73
Apr 15, 2008
 
Miss Meow wrote:
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For some reason society pressures us into being naive, accuses us of being unfair or just plain paranoid when we listen to that little voice in our head. I can be the look someone has in the eyes, something they said, or just something is not right. That doesn't mean we should be accusing anyone of anything, but just to take a step back or be careful. I think many women out there find themselves in abusive situations or even raped when they ignored that intuition we all naturally have. I think people give us red flags all the time. It's different than just judging someone by their looks.
You got that right Mis Meow. Judging someone by their looks is waaay different that that feeling that "Something doesn't feel right here".
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#75
Apr 20, 2008
 
I worked for Dr. Marcano for years and I can tell you that I have never met a man that cared more about the welfare of children. He always acted in a very professional manner and always put his job first. Dr. Marcano is an excellent psychiatrist and to all those people out there that brought your children to him, I know that you will agree. My heart is so sad and I only hope this is all a bad dream because clients, colleagues, family, and friends will lose a good man that took a very wrong trip down a bad road, one in which nobody would of ever expected.
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#76
May 7, 2008
 
this is a shock to me and my wife i did side jobs for him and he was my sons dr. and for him to do this to a child is sickening. i pray that this is not true but if it is the child he did this to needs justice and closier.put him away for a long time.if it all comes out that he is guilty

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#77
May 8, 2008
 
have there been any updates to this?
they ran this and did not follow it up as far as I have seen.
I hate it when they do that.
The news is quick to tell something that happens, but dont keep you updated.
I see he has a lot of people backing him, if this is a false report, I would hope that they run a article on that too.
Been There

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#78
Nov 9, 2010
 
It seems like the abuses at Pine Rest have been going on for some time. We just had a horrible situation with them in June of 2010 where they involuntarily committed my adult son who was there for outpatient counseling after a breakup. There was no reason for the commitment and they never gave us an explanation other than they have the right to do what they want based upon their opinion. It took us nearly 8 days to get him out after we contacted a lawyer. He had bruises and wounds on his wrists and face. This place is dangerous, now my son will not go to ANY counselor because of the abuse he received at this facility.
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#79
Jan 17, 2013
 
Same thing happened to a friend of mine...went there for outpatient treatment and could not get out for 10 days. It is a racket and the social worker lied on the commitment form saying the family was concerned for the person's safety. He was on no medication going in and they put him on all kinds of stuff that made him unable to communicate properly, increased doses every day... not to mention his terror at having his personal freedom taken away within an hour of showing up there.

I know of another person who was given electric shock therapy there which changed her permanently only to discover later that she was suffering from a thyroid problem.

And don't forget about the guy they go who murdered someone days later.

I would NEVER, EVER go to a doctor in any way affiliated with Pine Rest. They are incompetent and deluding themselves that they are helping people there.
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#80
Jan 23, 2013
 
Please do not think that of all Pinerest dr.s. We had dr. Marcano too. His problem was with his family, not any patients. He hid everything very well from all. The dr.s that we have had for 8 years are truly helpful and work well with handicapped and disabled. One bad apple should not ruin the whole bunch!
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Jan 23, 2013
 

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Libs are already saying this is a lifestyle choice and the child is not harmed. Where is my carbine?

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