Dental assistant found guilty of sexually abusing patient during surgery

A dental surgical assistant from Montgomery County, Maryland, has been found guilty of sexually abusing a teenager during oral surgery.

Mervin Alexander Rivas-Chang, of Germantown, could face years in jail for sexually abusing a then 17-year-old girl. His sentencing is scheduled June 21.

Court documents detail that in 2017, the unidentified victim was getting her wisdom teeth removed at a clinic in Silver Spring.

While she was sedated, she woke up and heard someone in the room. She said that she felt someone touching her inside her clothing. She later described a person fitting Rivas-Chang’s description.

Original published: 2019-05-18 03:30:39 Read the full Washington News here

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