A former surgeon for McLean County Orthopedics has been charged with sexually assaulting a patient in her home.
Surgeon Dr. Shaun Kink Charged with Sexually Assaulting Patient
Bloomington surgeon Dr. Shaun Kink has been charged with sexually assaulting one of his patients after unexpectedly showing up at her home. The 36-year-old surgeon has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and abuse of a person with a disability, criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and criminal sexual abuse.
The woman filed an order of protection against Kink on January 3, nearly two weeks before he was arrested on sexual assault charges. In this request, the woman reported that Kink had performed surgery on her and the petition listed Kink as a “personal caregiver to the disabled petitioner.”
According to the alleged victim, Kink came to her home in Bloomington unannounced in early December. She “thought he could be there offer support for the struggles (she) was having with (her) bills.” She let him inside of her home and he then allegedly sexually assaulted her.
The woman’s petition states that “After he finished, he told me he would get my disability paperwork going for me. And when he left out of the back door, he told me, ‘Shh, this is a secret.'”
The woman also reported that Kink groped her breast in an “obviously purposeful” way during multiple medical appointments following her surgery, going back to at least August of 2019.
The emergency order of protection was accepted and a separate protection order was entered following the filing of the criminal case against Kink on January 15.
Prior to his arrest, Kink worked at several medical facilities in the Bloomington area. He has been removed from the list of physicians at McLean County Orthopedics, has been placed on leave from OSF HEalthCare St. Joseph Medical Center, and his privileges have been suspended at Advocate Health Care.
Kink is currently free on bond and has a court appearance scheduled for March 2.