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Dental Assistant Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Minor During Surgery

May 18, 2019
by Abigail Constantino, WTOP


A dental surgical assistant from Montgomery County, Maryland, has been found guilty of sexually abusing a teenager during oral surgery.

Mervin Alexander Rivas-Chang, of Germantown, could face years in jail for sexually abusing a then-17-year-old girl. His sentencing is scheduled June 21.

Court documents detail that in 2017, the unidentified victim was getting her wisdom teeth removed at a clinic in Silver Spring.

While she was sedated, she woke up and heard someone in the room. She said that she felt someone touching her inside her clothing. She later described a person fitting Rivas-Chang’s description.

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