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Former Roane doctor convicted of sexual battery

SPENCER, W.Va. — A former Roane County doctor will be sentenced in December for sexual battery after placing his tongue in the mouth of an elderly patient during a 2012 examination.

Kenneth Seen, 52, of Spencer, was convicted of the crime in Roane County Circuit Court this week.

According to State Police, the patient bit off a “significant portion” of the doctor’s tongue at the time.

Seen had originally claimed the patient, a 77-year old man with dementia and Parkinson’s disease, grabbed his tongue and forced the incident at Roane General Hospital.

Troopers, though, said the patient, who died in October 2012, was immobilized and unable to grab anything.

Roane County Circuit Judge Tom Evans will sentence Seen on Dec. 16.

Seen was no longer an employee of Roane General Hospital as of August 2012 when the incident was first reported.

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