Doctor found guilty of sexual assault after patient bites off doctor’s tongueBy Mason White 4:14 PM November 5, 2013
By: Shifra Unger
A doctor lost half of his tongue after he stuck his tongue into a patient’s mouth.
The doctor, Kenneth Seen, 52, of Spencer, West Virginia, was accused of putting his tongue into the mouth of an elderly patient during an examination.
In turn, the elderly man, who was unable to move, bit the doctor’s tongue so hard that half of the doctor’s tongue came off.
The doctor was fired from the hospital after the incident.
According to State Police, the patient bit off a “significant part” of the doctor’s tongue.
Dr. Seen originally blamed the patient. He claimed that the patient, a 77-year-old man with dementia and Parkinson’s disease, grabbed his tongue and forced the incident, which took place at the Roane General Hospital.
However, investigators said that the patient, who has since passed away, was immobilized and unable to grab anything.
Seen was found guilty of sexually motivated battery. Roane County Circuit Judge Tom Evans will sentence Seen on a later date.