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Another allegation of sexual misconduct is made against former worker at Leavenworth VA center

Mark E. Wisner
Mark E. Wisner

A former Army sergeant injured in combat is the latest veteran to raise allegations of sexual impropriety involving a worker at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Leavenworth.

The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court is at least the eighth filed this year over the alleged actions of Mark E. Wisner, a former physician assistant at the medical center.

The suit also mentions that Wisner may have committed inappropriate acts with patients at the VA Medical Center in Topeka, although no suits have been filed involving Topeka patients.

Wisner, 65, who resigned from his job and surrendered his license to practice after VA officials began investigating complaints against him, is also facing criminal charges in Leavenworth County District Court.

According to Monday’s lawsuit, the veteran has a traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety.

He was treated by Wisner from 2011 to 2014 at the Leavenworth center and was subjected to numerous instances of being inappropriately touched, according to the suit.

While performing exams of his genitals, Wisner would allegedly make statements such as “things are looking good down there.”

Wisner also allegedly asked questions about the patient’s sex life and his ability to perform sexually. He allegedly told the man that he was his “battle buddy” and that he should trust him.

The men who have previously filed suits have made similar allegations about Wisner.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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