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Doctor Accused Of Sexually Battering Patient At Aventura Hospital

MIAMI (CBSMiami) - A medical school graduate and doctor in training is accused of sexually assaulting a female patient at Aventura Hospital.

Keun Lee, 29, has been charged with two counts of sexual battery.

The woman was taken to Aventura Hospital on July 8th with a serious leg injury. After undergoing surgery, Attending Psychiatric Sr. Robert Vassal was assigned to her due "to the nature of the vehicle incident that injured her leg," according to the arrest affidavit.

On the morning of July 17th, Dr. Vassal and his Psychiatric Resident Lee made a brief visit to her room. Lee reportedly returned later in the afternoon and met with her privately. During the course of a physical exam, he's accused of sexually battering her.

The following day, he returned to her room where he sexually battered her again during a physical exam, according to the arrest affidavit.

The hospital's surveillance video confirmed the woman's account of the timeline as well as the physical exams, according to the arrest affidavit.

According to the hospital, no documentation showed the private visits to the woman's room and Lee would have no reason to conduct any sort of physical exam since he is a Psychiatric Resident.

Aventura Hospital released the following statement that Lee was let go:

"Patient safety is at the center of everything we do at Aventura Hospital. This individual is no longer employed with us and we have and will continue to assist law enforcement with its investigation of this individual.  Our concern continues to be for the victim, and we offer our support to her and her family."

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