Las Vegas doctor who sedate and rape patients including teenagers is jailed for 50 years
Binh Chung, 43, who has been in custody since 2015 and his medical license has been suspended was convicted for drugging and raping women, including teenagers.
During his trial, Binh ‘Ben’ Chung, 43, told jurors he had a Sleeping Beauty fetish so was aroused by unconscious women, Daily Mail reports.
He also insisted that his patients agreed to the sexual acts, which he videotaped.
Kathleen Delaney, the district judge who tried the case, said the convict’s acts were ‘abhorrent and unfathomable’ and ‘incredibly disturbing’, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
Chung was convicted of 11 of the 14 counts against him, including using a minor in the production of pornography, kidnapping, battery with intent to commit sexual assault, and four counts of sexual assault.
‘We’re very happy the jury saw things the way we did,’ prosecutor Alex Chen said after the trial on May 22. ‘Justice was served in this case.’
During a four-hour testimony on Thursday , the married doctor explained to jurors that he had sex with a woman at her apartment, in his car and his southwest valley office at Sundance Medical center.
He said that while she appeared unconscious, she was just acting to his fantasy, reported the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Prosecutor Alex Chen grilled him with questions, and his statement came across as confusing and sometimes contradictory.
‘Sleeping Beauty, kind of like a Disney movie, right?’ Chen asked.
Chung explained that ‘Sleeping Beauty’ meant ‘Princess.’ He also discussed his fetish, which is known as somnophilia and defined as sexual arousal by another’s unconsciousness.
Chung was acquitted of two counts of open or gross lewdness, a gross misdemeanor, in connection with an alleged act involving the teen, and one felony count of administration of a drug to aid the commission of a felony in connection with another patient, the journal reported.
Stone-faced and suited up, Chung left the courtroom with his lawyers after the verdict was read.
He also said that, while he doesn’t find the fetish weird, he feels ‘very ashamed and embarrassed to even talk about this’.
Later in the testimony he told jurors that he no longer feels desire to do such an act, but that it’s still ‘erotic’ to him, according to the Review-Journal.
The prosecutor then played the video, which shows Chung having sex with what appears to be an unconscious woman, and asked why the woman’s body appeared limp when the doctor re-positioned her.
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