MSU Medical Resident Charged With Sexual Assault

A Michigan State University medical resident who has been charged with sexually assaulting two of his patients also forced them to watch videos of him masturbating, according to court records cited in a Tuesday report by the Lansing State Journal. In a hearing, MSU Police Detective Sam Miller testified that both women accused Michael Phinn, a 32-year-old neurology resident, of digital penetration and groping. They also claimed that Phinn forced them to watch videos of him masturbating. When one of the victims attempted to leave, Miller added, Phinn allegedly held her down by her shoulders and forced her to keep watching. On October 9, the Journal reports, Phinn was charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of assault with the intent to commit sexual contact, two counts of gross indecency, and four counts of aggravated indecent exposure.