Merced dentist arrested on alleged sexual assault

10/31/2012 6:58 AM

10/31/2012 7:19 AM

A Merced dentist was arrested on Tuesday by police, accused of sexually assaulting a patient under sedation.

Sang Hyuk Park was taken into custody around 10 a.m. after the patient contacted Merced police, reporting they'd been assaulted by Park while receiving dental work under a local anesthetic.The victim reported being in and out of consciousness, and awakening with his or her pants down, and Park exposing himself, according to Lt. Tom Trindad.

Police did not release the victim's gender.

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