A Las Vegas doctor accused of videotaping himself having sex with patients was hit with a new indictment Wednesday as prosecutors identified four additional victims.
Binh Minh Chung, a 41-year-old family practitioner, now faces several new charges, including two counts of sexual assault, one count of battery with intent to commit sexual assault, one count attempt sexual assault, one count of open and gross lewdness, one count of first-degree kidnapping and four counts of administration of a drug to aid the commission of a felony. He was indicted on a total of 34 counts.
Authorities have not positively identified what drug was used to sedate people, but the indictment says it could have been Ketamine or Midazolam, typically used before surgery.
Police said in June they launched an investigation after Chung’s wife got suspicious and snooped through her husband’s text messages and computers. The wife found several videos of her husband having sex with other women and with an underage girl.
District Judge Jennifer Togliatti ordered Chung held on $5 million bail.
The girl, along with Chung’s wife, reported the abuse and videos to police on June 4, according to an arrest report.
Police have not released the girl’s age, but she told investigators that Chung was her family doctor and had convinced her to get treatment for acne. Sometime in July 2014, Chung picked her up from her house about 10 p.m. and drove her to his office for her third treatment, according to the report.
She received a shot in her arm and passed out, slipping in and out of consciousness.
The first time she could remember coming to, the report said, the girl realized she was alone in an exam room, that her pants were off and that her feet were in stirrups. She lost consciousness again, the report said.
When she fully came to, about 3 a.m. the next day, it was from Chung waking her up, according to the report. The doctor told her she’d had a bad reaction to the acne treatment and drove her home.
Detectives asked her why she waited nearly a year to tell police. The girl said a conversation with her mother helped jog her memories of that night.
Police obtained search warrants for Chung’s work and home computers. They confiscated several computers and hard drives, the report said, and noticed a bottle labeled “Ketamine.”
Because the warrant was limited to seizing electronics, police photographed the bottle, seized the computers and left.
When detectives came back the following day with a warrant for sedatives and narcotics, Chung’s office was back open for business with new computers. The staff, according to the report, were told that computers had been stolen in a burglary the night before.
The bottle labeled “Ketamine” was no longer in the office, according to the report.
While searching through Chung’s computers and hard drives, police found 10 videos of child pornography, the report said.
The Nevada Board of Medical Examiners has suspended his license.
It’s not the first time Chung has been accused of a sex-related crime.
He was arrested in 2006 in connection with a a case of open and gross lewdness with a teenager, court records show. That charge was dismissed after Chung completed 100 hours of community service, along with impulse control classes.
The medical board filed a letter of concern against the doctor after the 2006 criminal case was opened. Chung’s license was not suspended during that investigation, Rich said.
Chung graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in 2001 and completed his residency at the school’s affiliated hospitals in Las Vegas, according to medical board records. He was first licensed by the Nevada medical board in 2005.
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