Another Lawsuit Accuses Former VA Employee of Sexual Abuse

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The number of lawsuits accusing a former physician assistant at a Veteran’s Administration hospital in Kansas of sexual abuse has grown to at least five.

Thirty-eight-year-old Josh Hutchison alleges in a federal lawsuit filed this week that Mark Wisner conducted unnecessary and improper genital examinations at the Leavenworth VA Medical Center.

The Associated Press generally does not identify people who say they have been sexually assaulted, but Hutchison says he wants his name used because it might help others who have been abused.

Wisner also faces criminal charges, including sexually battery, and has surrendered his medical license.

His lawyer in the criminal case said she couldn’t comment on Hutchison’s lawsuit, and online records don’t list an attorney for Wisner in that case. Wisner didn’t respond to a phone message seeking comment.