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Wagner Doctor Accused Of Sexually Abusing Female Patients

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(KVHT) – On the heels of Indian Health Service former doctor Stanley Weber getting five life sentences for sexually abusing Native American boys on the Pine Ridge Reservation, another South Dakota IHS doctor could face a life sentence. Dr. Pedro H. Ibarra-Perocier of Wagner is accused of forcing his female adult patients to have sex with him. Ibarra-Perocier was working as a physician on the Yankton Sioux Reservation. According to the Wagner-Yankton Indian Health Service Facebook page, Dr. Pedro H. Ibarra-Perocier has a degree in general medicine from the Dominican Republic. He started working as a medical officer for IHS in 2006 and in 2018 he was making $190,000 a year working in Wagner. Yesterday he heard the eight felony charges against him in court. Ibarra-Perocier is accused of forcing four Native American women, who were his patients, into sexual acts with him. The abuse allegedly goes back to 2014 and according to court documents continued through 2018. If found guilty, Ibarra-Perocier could face up to life in prison for the charges.

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