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Court Records: Victim Was Bloomington Doctor's Patient

Dr. Shaun Kink
Bloomington Police
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A Bloomington woman sought an order of protection against her surgeon two weeks before he was arrested for allegedly showing up at her home unexpectedly and sexually assaulting her, court records show.

Dr. Shaun Kink, 36, has pleaded not guilty to four criminal counts, including sexual assault and abuse of a person with a disability. The woman’s petition for an order of protection, filed Jan. 3, is the first indication of the woman’s prior relationship to Kink. In her request, the woman said Kink was her surgeon who performed a surgery on her. The petition defined Kink as a “personal caregiver to the disabled petitioner.”

The woman claimed Kink showed up at her Bloomington home unannounced in early December. The woman “thought he could be there to offer support for the struggles (she) was having with (her) bills,” so she let him in, the request shows. Kink then allegedly forced himself on the woman.

“After he had finished, he told me he would get my disability paperwork going for me,” the woman wrote in her petition. “And when he left out of the back door, he told me, ‘Shh, this is a secret.’”

The woman claimed the attack left her scared to be in her home. The woman also said Kink had groped her breast in an “obviously purposeful” manner during several medical appointments after her surgery, dating back to at least August 2019, according to her petition.

The woman’s emergency order of protection was granted. A separate protection order was entered after the criminal case was filed against Kink. He was arrested Jan. 15.

Kink, a foot and ankle specialist, previously worked at McLean County Orthopedics. Since his arrest, Kink has been removed from the practice’s list of physicians. He was placed on leave from the medical staff at OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, and his privileges were suspended at Advocate Health Care’s facilities.

Kink remains free on bond. He’s due back in court March 2.

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