Trust was the word a prosecutor used to open trial in Las Vegas for a suspended medical doctor accused of drugging women and patients, and videotaping himself having sex with them.
Prosecutor Alexander Chen told a jury that Binh Minh “Ben” Chung disrespected and ignored the love and trust he had as a husband, father, friend and physician.
Chen showed photos from graphic videos Chung is accused of making, and said Chung’s ex-wife and former friends will testify against him.
Prosecutors say the physician would sedate his victims, and film the sexual acts. Police say it was his wife who turned him in after finding videos of the alleged acts.
At the time his wife discovered he was a rapist, a teen patient of his told police Chung took her to his office for “treatment,” drugged her and had sex with her.
The 43-year-old Chung sat impassively and defense attorney Betsy Allen didn’t deny what she called daunting and inflammatory charges.
She asked the jury to listen to whether the state proves its case.
Chung has pleaded not guilty to 14 charges including sexual assault, kidnapping, administering a drug to aid commission of a felony and lewdness.
One review on Yelp says that the doctor, despite not being an OBGYN had asked his patents to consent to vaginal exams.
Unfortunately, the doctor was was initially accused of fondling a 15-year-old girl in 2006 after she sought treatment for pink eye, according to KSNV. That case was dismissed after Chung performed 100 hours of community service, took “impulse control” classes and told authorities he would “stay out of trouble.” Why his license wasn’t suspended after that, raises a lot of questions.