Wisner found guilty of abusing patients at Leavenworth VA hospital

Posted at 4:09 PM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 20:02:49-04

UPDATE 5:55 PM 8/30/2017: KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mark Wisner, the man accused of sexually abusing patients at a Leavenworth, Kansas VA hospital, has been found guilty on all charges.

Wisner was found guilty of criminal sodomy, aggravated sexual battery and three counts of sexual battery.

His sentencing is set for Sept. 29.

Wisner is a former physician's assistant at the Eastern Kansas VA Hosptial. 

Court documents revealed Wisner admitted to the investigator he crossed the line.

He confessed to performing an excessive amount, and often unnecessary, genital exams. He also over-prescribed opiates to veterans and didn't keep an accurate log of visits and records, to avoid getting caught.

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Wisner told the investigator he victimized veterans because he was a victim of sexual abuse by his grandfather at the age of 13.

In addition to the criminal charges, Wisner and the VA are facing 37 federal lawsuits. The government has repeatedly filed to have every lawsuit dismissed, arguing veterans waited too long to make a claim.