Local dentist charged with assault of patient in Lincoln

Local dentist charged with assault of patient in Lincoln

LINCOLN - A local dentist has been arrested on charges of sexual assault in Lincoln.

John Begg, 85, was charged with second-degree sexual assault on Sept. 10 after a 68-year-old female patient of his reported that he had inappropriately groped her during a routine office visit on Aug. 31.

Police said Begg owns and operates a dental office at 246 Front St. in Lincoln. They said the patient was not under anesthesia at the time of the alleged assault.

After receiving the complaint, Lincoln detectives contacted Begg, who turned himself in on Sept. 10. He was processed and arraigned, released on personal recognizance and received a pre-arraignment date of Oct. 23.