A Las Vegas doctor who has now acknowledged having a ‘Sleeping Beauty fetish’ has been sentenced to prison for 50 years for drugging and raping his patients that were knocked out, including a teenage girl.
During his trial, Binh ‘Ben’ Chung, 43, testified to jurors he had a Sleeping Beauty fetish so was excited by unconscious women.
Chung was convicted of 11 of the 14 counts against him, which will no doubt make him very popular in prison, including using a minor in the production of pornography, kidnapping, battery with intent to commit sexual assault, and four counts of sexual assault.
Prosecutor Alex Chen said:
‘We’re very happy the jury saw things the way we did. Justice was served in this case.’
During a four-hour testimony on Thursday, the married doctor laid out to the jurors how he had sex with a woman in the tapes at her apartment, in his car and also in his southwest valley office at Sundance Medical center. He said that while she may have looked unconscious, she was just playing to his fantasy. Prosecutor Alex Chen was relentless with his questioning, and his statement came across as perplexing and sometimes confounding.
‘Sleeping Beauty, kind of like a Disney movie, right?’
Chung explained how ‘Sleeping Beauty’ was actually ‘Princess.’ He also talk about his fetish, which is known as somnophilia and characterized 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.
Chung explained that the woman is a very good actor, then pointed to a moment where her head rolled to show that she was actually awake.
The doctor also denied visiting websites that depicted sexual assaults on sleeping women. Chung also testified at one point that he had a doctor-patient fetish to explain why he was wearing a latex clove in the video, but later reneged on that statement, saying that he had just ‘absentmindedly’ forgotten to remove the glove, reported the Review-Journal.
The defendant was also on the hook for drugging and molesting two other women, along with a teenage girl.
One of Chung’s victims described him as a ‘monster’.
‘I never could have imagined he was a monster. I could not believe someone would do something so harmful.’
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