Las Vegas doctor Binh ‘Ben’ Chung, 43, has been tried and convicted of raping three women, including a young girl as they were asleep from the anesthesia he had given them. He later claimed that it was consensual but no one bought that story. The doctor then tried to say he has a “Sleeping Beauty fetish” but evidently the judge didn’t buy that either. For his crimes, Chung has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. With good behavior he could get out when he is 77.
During his trial, Binh ‘Ben’ Chung, 43, told jurors he had a Sleeping Beauty fetish so was aroused by unconscious women.
He also insisted that his patients agreed to the sexual acts, which he videotaped.
The district judge who tried the case, Kathleen Delaney, said the convict’s acts were ‘abhorrent and unfathomable’ and ‘incredibly disturbing’, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
Chung was convicted of 11 of the 14 counts against him, including using a minor in the production of pornography, kidnapping, battery with intent to commit sexual assault, and four counts of sexual assault.
‘We’re very happy the jury saw things the way we did,’ prosecutor Alex Chen said after the trial on May 22. ‘Justice was served in this case.’
During a four-hour testimony on Thursday , the married doctor explained to jurors that he had sex with a woman in the tapes at her apartment, in his car and his southwest valley office at Sundance Medical center.
He said that while she appeared unconscious, she was just acting to his fantasy, reported the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Prosecutor Alex Chen grilled him with questions, and his statement came across as confusing and sometimes contradictory.
‘Sleeping Beauty, kind of like a Disney movie, right?’ Chen asked.
Chung explained that ‘Sleeping Beauty’ meant ‘Princess.’ He also discussed his fetish, which is known as somnophilia and defined 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.