McLean acupuncturist accused of sexual assault

Dr. Chan Hee Kim, 64, of McLean, Virginia, was charged with aggravated sexual assault for unlawfully touching a female patient.

A 64-year-old man from McLean, Virginia, is accused of sexually assaulting him during acupuncture sessions.

Detectives with the Fairfax County Police Department have obtained warrants for two counts of aggravated sexual assault against Dr. Jang Hee Kim, stemming from allegations that he unlawfully touched a female patient on July 14 and July 18 at the University of Virginia Integrative Medicine in Tysons.



The Police Department was informed he consulted with experts to determine that Kim’s examination was “beyond the scope of medical examination” when he touched his patient’s genital area.

Kim turned himself in to police on Tuesday. Officials gave him a $2,000 bond.

Fairfax police said Kim has been licensed to practice acupuncture in the state since 2005 and has served as director of clinical operations at the University of Virginia Integrative Medicine since 2015. He also worked in other medical facilities in the region.

Prior to practicing in Virginia, Kim worked at an acupuncture clinic in California.

Police said anyone with additional information or who believes Kim has had inappropriate contact with them should call the department’s Criminal Division at 703-246-7800, option 3. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers at — 1-866-411- TIPS (866-411-8477), and on the website.

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