Wisconsin Rapids, WI – As further proof it is an absolute free-for-all in Wisconsin, Kevin A. Lang, 48, a former Marshfield Clinic physician, has been charged with five felony counts of second-degree sexual assault of an intoxicated victim. This because of his alleged tendency to have patients hold his penis while they were coming out of sedation. According to court documents, Lang also forced one woman to touch herself inappropriately.
Lang, a former gastroenterologist, gave up his hospital privileges when confronted with accusations by hospital officials. He reportedly admitted to inappropriately touching 11 other patients between 2003 and 2007.
Lang waived his right to a preliminary hearing this week in Wood County circuit court and stood mute when asked to plea. The judge then entered not guilty pleas on his behalf.
The incidents leading to the charges allegedly occurred between 2005 and 2009 – all of the victims were female. Lang is also named in six civil suits stemming from the claims.
The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board found last year that Lang had inappropriate sexual contact with a woman in 2009. Lang surrendered his medical license before the board could hold a hearing to revoke it.
On Thursday, Judge Greg Potter continued a $25,000 cash bond. Lang is free on that bond. If convicted on the charges, he faces a maximum of 200 years in prison.
Lang’s former clinic has changed its procedures following the accusations – it now requires three people to be in the room with a patient as they come out of sedation.
“Why is my charge for anesthesia $8300?”
“Oh, maam… that was for the team of three attending physicians. It was necessary so you didn’t wake up cradling the scrotum of one of them.”
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