LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – A Las Vegas medical professional who is accused of having youngster pornography is likewise accused of tape-recording himself sexually assaulting unconscious women, according to an authorities report released Thursday.
Las Vegas Metro police said officers jailed 41-year-old Dr. Binh “Ben” Chung on Saturday after a teen girl declared earlier this month that she was raped by him in 2013.
According to Chung’s arrest report, a weeping and shivering lady told investigators that she had actually been attacked by Chung under the guise of an acne treatment. The physician selected her up about 10 o’clock the night of the attack and took her back to his office for her treatment. She was given a shot in her arm and began slipping in and out of consciousness. Ultimately, she awoke to discover her pants off and her feet in stirrups. The physician told her she had a bad response to the acne treatment.
Investigators stated they were eventually caused Chung’s spouse, who revealed them videos she had actually found on a hard disk owned by her partner. The videos appeared to reveal a guy, whom she identified as Chung, having sex with subconscious women.
According to the report, the videos triggered investigators to browse Chung’s office. Throughout that search, numerous digital storage devices were seized. A bottle that was identified “ketamine” was likewise discovered in an opened draw with other various items. Ketamine is a prescribed narcotic that works as an anesthetic, and it is likewise a recreational drug known as “Special K.”
Investigators said they discovered hundreds of pornographic videos on the storage devices they seized. Youngsters seemed in lots of the videos.
Chung has actually been accuseded of using a minor to produce pornography and 10 counts of property of visual pornography of a person under the age of 16. He was being held at the Clark County Detention Center on $550,000 bail.
Chung’s medical license has been suspended.
In 2006, Chung was charged with two counts of gross lewdness with a teen. That case was later on sealed.
At that time, it was alleged Chung took down the victim’s bra and underpants and touched her genital areas throughout an assessment, according to Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners Executive Director Edward Cousineau.
“Based on those two files, when the board concerned discover of those in April of 2009 we submitted a two-count management grievance alleging two offenses of medical practice act versus Dr. Chung,” Cousineau stated.
Cousineau said Chung didn’t go into a plea for those sexual assault charges, however did to one count of misdemeanor battery. He said the board needed to dismiss the complaint since of an absence of evidence.
“Sadly, in regards to the plea contract regarding the battery, it required the potential of dismissal due to the fact that if Dr. Chung were to abide by particular terms … eventually he did so and the court dismissed the battery conviction. So based on the info that we had at the time we submitted our management problem, that clearly didn’t exist subsequent to when it was dismissed by the courts, so the board was … essentially their hands were tied and the initial administrative filing had actually basically evaporated,” Cousineau said.
Chung’s clients were put off by the charges against him. Some stated they even admired him.
“In my opinion he was the best. He was intelligent, he understood exactly what he was doing. Each time I went there he was professional,” patient Alan Ross said. The board will fulfill on July 27 to examine the case and figure out if Chung’s license suspension will remain in place. Chung is due in court July 9.
Police stated the investigation of Chung is ongoing, and additional charges are possible in the future. They even more said anyone who believes she or he may have been preyed on by Chung must call the department’s Sexual Assault Section at 702-828-3421.
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