Sexual assault claims made against former Beckley VAMC doctor

Update: According to the Beckley VAMC, the matter has been referred to the Office of the Inspector General for review.

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A former patient at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Raleigh County has accused a former member of the hospital’s medical staff of sexual assault.

The unnamed patient told WVVA Television he was among more than a dozen patients assaulted by a physician, who has not been identified.

In response to an inquiry about the allegations, a spokesperson at the Beckley VAMC issued the following statement to MetroNews Monday:

“The VA condemns such behavior in the strongest possible terms and will not tolerate it. The individual is no longer employed by the VA.”

It is not known whether the Department of Veterans Affairs has begun an investigation.

MetroNews will continue to follow this developing story.

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