Oral surgeon accused of sex abuse of anesthetized patients

Mail Online | 2/4/2019 | Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
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An oral surgeon in North Carolina is accused of sexually abusing at least four patients between the ages of 17 and 21 while they were under anesthesia.

Michael Lee Hasson, 55, was arrested on Thursday on three counts of sexual battery and one count of second-degree forcible sexual offense.

Police - Patients - Wilmington - Oral - Surgery

According to police, he abused at least four female patients at Wilmington Oral Surgery since 2017. All of the alleged victims were between 17 and 21 years old.

It is not clear what alerted authorities to the allegations or if anyone else was in the room when the alleged assaults took place.

Hasson - Wife - Media - Woman - Years

Hasson and his wife broke up in 2014. On social media, she has accused him of being unfaithful to her and hinted that he left her for a younger woman after 29 years of marriage.

He has three adult daughters and is engaged.

Prosecutors - Investigation - Charges - Results - Assault

Prosecutors are continuing their investigation and expect to file more charges once the results of two sexual assault kits come back.

'This is a scenario where we have someone who has been exposed, through his position, to a very large number of women in our community, over a period of years, which we believe is happening.

Woman - Towards - Appointments

One woman has told already how he was 'odd' and tactile towards her during appointments.

Courtney Hewitt, 25, had her wisdom teeth taken out by Hassan two years ago.

WECT - Anesthesia

She told WECT that before she could ask him what he was doing, she had passed out from anesthesia.

'He came in started an IV and...
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