Former Leavenworth VA physician found guilty of sex crimes - KCTV5

Former Leavenworth VA physician found guilty of sex crimes

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LEAVENWORTH, KS (KCTV) -

Former Leavenworth VA physician assistant Mark Wisner has been found guilty of sex crimes against patients. 

A jury found him guilty of crimes against four patients, all men in different branches of the military - who were groped, fondled and, in one case, sodomized - by the man who was supposed to help them heal.

"These men, each one of them testified, had gone through some type of trauma while serving for our country," said Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson. 

Instead he used his position as a physician assistant to traumatize them further.

He's been found guilty of one count of aggravated criminal sodomy, one count of aggravated sexual battery and three counts of misdemeanor sexual battery.  

The lawyer for one of the victims - who may have to testify again here in civil court - says the verdict brought huge relief to his client, because after intense cross-examination questioning the truth of his painful experience, it meant so much to know that the jury believed him - and had his back.

Dozens of civil cases are still spending. 

Wisner's conviction today is separate from those civil cases, but typically a guilty verdict in criminal court can be used in civil litigation to bolster the civil case.

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