Former Cleburne Doctor Accused of Molesting Young Patients Under Guise of Treatment

A Cleburne family physician whose license was suspended over accusations he'd sexually assaulted patients was arrested Friday.John Tai Dang, 52, was charged with indecency with a child by sexual contact, sexual assault of a child, sexual assault and insurance fraud.In October 2016, a former patient told Cleburne police that in 2006, when she was just 14 years old, Dang molested her under the guise of treatment for hip pain, according to Texas Medical Board records.In October 2017, another patient reported that Dang had raped her while removing a mole. The board also found that Dang had failed to document informed consent for that patient's laser hair removal treatment.Court records show another sexual assault of a child accusation from July 2003 that is not outlined in the board's findings.The board's investigation also revealed that Dang prescribed a slew of controlled painkillers to a patient with a history of drug abuse without properly evaluating her and establishing a treatment plan in November 2014. While continuing to improperly prescribe the drugs, he borrowed $20,000 from her, and created a Care Credit account in her name to bill $5,000 for fraudulent services without her knowledge, according to board records.The board's disciplinary panel temporarily suspended Dang in April 2018, and determined Dec. 7 that he would not be able to resume practice until he'd resolved the criminal cases and addressed his addictions to alcohol and gambling.In April 1988, the board penalized Dang for unprofessional conduct toward a patient. He continued practice after paying a $2,500 fine.  Continue reading...

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