Singer said that the retaliation only started with his identity being leaked. Within a year of filing the complaint, he said that a number of complaints were filed with the Pennsylvania Psychology Board, including some by the accuser.
The Pennsylvania Psychology Board (PPB) did not respond to TheDC’s requests for comment for this report.
Citing standard policy against commenting on individual cases, Pennsylvania’s CPS also declined to comment.
Singer said he practiced psychology for fifteen years with a perfect record prior to facing these numerous allegations, which ranged from ethics complaints to billing complaints. For much of the next decade, Singer said he was forced to defend himself against these charges, and they’ve destroyed his career and depleted most of his savings.
Finally, on October 26, 1992, the PPB issued a decree fining Singer as well as suspending his license to practice psychology. The suspension was stayed, with Singer being given numerous stipulations to keep his license active.
Singer said he refused to sign the order and he appealed the decree immediately. The appeal would never be heard and instead, his license to practice psychology was revoked a few weeks later. Since that time, he has not been able to reinstate his license.
In 1996, Singer thought that he had finally caught the break he was looking for. Upon receiving a job with Pennsylvania’s prison system, a routine background check was run. That background check turned into an investigation of Singer’s case run by a Pennsylvania State Trooper named Lieutenant Ivan Hoover.
Hoover’s investigation was meticulous, and the summary was thirty three pages. Lt. Hoover verified Singer’s telling of the story, and concluded that Pennsylvania authorities committed numerous criminal acts in prosecuting Singer. Those acts, according to Hoover’s report, included fabrication of evidence and perjury.
Hoover’s report appears to have never gained traction and a grand jury was never convened. Lt. Hoover has since retired from the Pennsylvania State Troopers and could not be reached for this report.
Singer told TheDC that it’s what Hoover didn’t find during his investigation that’s even more important. He said that Lt. Hoover could not find any record of an investigation even being started into Singer’s 1986 report of child molestation.
Beyond alleged criminal acts, Pennsylvania officials have also made a number of factually inaccurate statements both in public and in correspondence with politicians.
As part of the 1991 investigative report, State Department Chief Counsel Pamela Raison claimed that Singer was not a mandated reporter, and that he would have had to come into contact with the alleged perpetrator to be a mandated reporter.
“In order to be a mandated reporter, you have to come into contact with the person that you are reporting within the context of your profession,” said Raison in that report.
Even more than twenty years later, Singer still scoffs at that notion.
“That would mean only someone that saw Jerry Sandusky commit his crimes would be considered a mandated reporter,” said Singer.