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Teen victim takes the stand in trial of doctor accused of sexually assaulting patients

Dr. Binh Chung, 43, appears in court Monday, May 8, 2017, at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. (Donald Lane/KSNV)

We can't show you her face or tell you her name, but Friday afternoon, a local teenager walked into court with a disturbing story to tell.

"Binh texted me and asked if I wanted acne treatment and I said yes," the alleged victim said in court.

Her family doctor and friend Ben (Binh) Chung allegedly took her to his medical office at 10:00 p.m. for an acne treatment.

She says Chung gave her a shot that made her drowsy.

It happened back in 2014 when the girl was 16 years old.

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"Second time I woke up I wasn't feeling right. And I looked down and my feet were in stirrups and my pants were off," the alleged victim said.

Prosecutors say the teen is one of five patients Chung assaulted.

The now-suspended doctor is charged with 14 felony counts including kidnapping and use of a minor in production of pornography.

Chung's ex-wife found videos of the alleged crimes on her husband's computer.

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"He told me I had a bad reaction to medication. He told me not to tell anyone," the victim said.

As for the teenager, it would be months before she told family members what happened.

And only then, she says, after her mother confessed that she too had been sexually assaulted by Chung.

The teen says she kept her silence for one reason.

"I was scared no one would believe me," she said.

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Dr. Daliah Wachs said she hired Chung out of medical school, but his employment was short-lived. She said his patients loved him, but she said having a chaperon was mandatory while seeing patients.

Chung was fired in less than a year for not following office policy and because he was arrested by police after allegations came from another patient.

Wachs says Chung told a nurse to leave the room while seeing a patient.

"The nurse is always supposed to be in the room that's our policy," said Wachs.

Wachs said having an extra person in a medical room is a precaution doctors take more often, but not every patient wants to have one because of privacy issues.

“There are so many patients who would say look… I really don’t want a nurse in the room,” said Dr. Wachs.


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