A judge plans to issue an order to obtain additional documents in the case of a former physician assistant who is accused of sexually abusing patients at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Leavenworth.

A judge plans to issue an order to obtain additional documents in the case of a former physician assistant who is accused of sexually abusing patients at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Leavenworth.

Mark E. Wisner is charged with one felony count of aggravated sexual battery, one felony count of aggravated criminal sodomy and three misdemeanor charges of sexual battery.

The crimes are alleged to have occurred between 2012 and 2014 while Wisner was working at the Eisenhower VA Medical Center.

The case is scheduled to go to trial Aug. 28 in Leavenworth County District Court.

Wisner appeared in court Wednesday with his attorney, John Bryant.

Bryant said he requested Wednesday’s hearing after learning about documents that are part of pending civil litigation in the federal court system.

Multiple lawsuits have been filed in federal court regarding alleged misconduct by Wisner.

Bryant said he learned of the additional documents from an attorney involved in a deposition for the civil litigation.

Bryant has received an index of the documents, which total about 35,000 pages.

“At this point, I would ask to see the information,” Bryant said. “I don’t know where it would lead for the defense.”

Bryant said some of the information may be relevant to a consent order Wisner signed when he surrendered his state medical license in 2015. The document includes information about alleged inappropriate actions.

District Judge Gunnar Sundby has ruled that the consent order is admissible for the trial.

Without the availability of the additional documents, Bryant suggested the judge should reconsider the ruling regarding the admissibility of the consent order or at least portions concerning allegations that did not result in criminal charges.

A federal judge has issued a protective order prohibiting the disclosure of the documents from the federal litigation.

Assistant County Attorney Michael Jones said the Leavenworth County Attorney’s Office does not have copies of the documents, and the federal judge’s order prohibits prosecutors in the criminal case from obtaining the documents.

Sundby said he can issue his own order in an effort to obtain copies of the documents.

The judge said he can review the documents and share them with attorneys in his chambers.

“That’s about the best thing I can come up with,” Sundby said.

Sundby said officials in the federal court system may not recognize his order. If that happens, he can take up Bryant’s argument regarding the admissibility of the consent order.

Bryant said he can try to email attorneys involved in the civil litigation to determine if Sundby’s order will be honored.

Sundby said he plans to still have a status hearing in the Wisner case that is scheduled for Aug. 16.

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