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A doctor accused of committing a sex crime after habitually administering etomidate, called the 'second propofol' to female patients, denied the crime at the first trial.



The 12th Criminal Division of the Seoul Western District Court (Chief Judge An Dong-beom) held the first trial of plastic surgeon A (52), who was arrested and charged with quasi-rape, rape, forced molestation, and violation of the Medical Law on the 31st.



According to the prosecution, Mr. A is accused of committing a total of 12 sexual offenses from July 2020 to August 2021 after he poisoned his patients by administering the general anesthesia inducer etomidate. receive



In addition, Mr. A is also charged with violating the Medical Law, such as assaulting a victim who is unable to resist and not filling out medical records 62 times.



When the trial began, Mr. A said, "I deny all charges prosecuted by the prosecution," and admitted some of the violations of the medical law, but denied all charges related to sex crimes.



In response to the question of the judge, "Is there any criminal charges despite the fact that there are multiple charges," he argued, "I can admit some of the violations of the medical law, but I deny all of the sexual offenses."



He added, "I will respond in writing to the denial (related to the sexual assault allegation) in order to protect the victims."


▲ SBS exclusive report on April 1st


In this case, known through an exclusive SBS report in April, at least four victims have been identified so far, and it is known that one of them made an extreme choice.



One victim confessed, "She's becoming Mr. A's slave. Because (we want to date Tommy) Mr. A is on drugs. She has no choice but to obey him."



Not only that, she said, there were even harsh acts, she said, "After Mr. A found out that I was addicted, sexual harassment began to come in. Later, he even beat me with a club."



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On the other hand, etomidate, called the 'second propofol', has been designated as a drug of concern for misuse and abuse, but the reality is that it is not classified as a narcotic like propofol, so it is easily exposed to crime.



The next trial date of Mr. A is 10:30 am on the 21st of next month.



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