Former Leavenworth VA employee charged with additional count of aggravated sexual battery

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LEAVENWORTH COUNTY, Kan. -- A former physician assistant at the Veteran's Affairs hospital in Leavenworth was charged on Friday with another count of sexual abuse.

Mark E. Wisner, photo courtesy of Brown County Sheriff's Office

Mark E. Wisner, photo courtesy of Brown County Sheriff's Office

Prosecutors charged 64-year-old Mark Wisner of Horton, Kan.,  with one count of aggravated sexual battery during his status conference that ended with his arrest. The charge marks the fourth against Wisner. He also faces  charges of sodomy, solicitation, and sexual battery charges after several patients claimed he molested them during medical appointments.

In April, an Iraq war veteran filed a federal civil lawsuit against Wisner and the hospital. The veteran said while undergoing physical examinations at the hospital that Wisner repeatedly fondled him and made inappropriate remarks regarding the veteran's genitals. He also claims Wisner suggested he would withhold pain medication if he did not allow Wisner to touch his private area.

Wisner surrendered his medical license last year after more patients came forward with accusations of abuse. He acknowledged in a consent order that he used his position as a physician assistant to commit sexual battery against veterans, including the plaintiff.

Wisner also faces several additional federal lawsuits.

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