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Roane doctor convicted of battery on patient

SPENCER, W.Va. -- A Roane County physician has been convicted of putting his tongue in the mouth of a 77-year-old male patient who then bit off part of the doctor's tongue.

West Virginia State Police said Dr. Kenneth Seen, of Spencer, was found guilty of sexually motivated battery Thursday in Roane County Circuit Court.

According to a criminal complaint, Seen accused the patient of grabbing his tongue and biting it least year, although the man had been immobilized and confined to a bed at Roane General Hospital. State Police Sgt. F.L. Hammack, in Spencer, said the patient was unable to pick up anything, let alone grab the doctor's tongue and hold on to it.

Seen is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 16.


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