A North Carolina dentist who pleaded guilty to charges of injecting semen into his patients' mouths in 2005 is reportedly attempting to open a new clinic in Belize.
Dr. John Hall of Cornelius, North Carolina, had a history of injecting his own semen into the mouths of his female patients. He once reportedly told a patient that he was "going to put something in her mouth that would taste funny, but would stop the bleeding." Two of Hall's employees began investigating and collecting syringes after overhearing a patient object to the strange fluid on the grounds that it "smelled like sperm."
One woman said in court that Hall once approached her while in the dental chair and began to “gyrate against her lower body in a sexual manner.”
Hall pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault and subsequently spent four months in jail. His dental license was revoked.
Hall reportedly relocated to Belize after his release. He recently ran an ad in the San Pedro Sun in search of a dental assistant, followed by several other ads relating to the launch of a new dental clinic.
Tamara Sniffin, editor of the San Pedro Sun, quickly became suspicious of Hall and launched an investigation into his past.
“I went to the San Pedro Police Department, armed with a folder full of printed articles and info on the deviant, disgusting behavior of Dr. Hall,” Sniffin told Vice. “There was no way in hell I was going to let that pervert touch one person on this island and I thank those who brought it to our attention and worked with us on shutting this creep down.”
Hall was arrested but posted bail, only to publish a 1,400-word manifesto denying his crimes and maintaining his innocence.
“I never thought I would be ridiculed, cussed at, and made fun of with harmful threats to me and my dog based on assumptions instead of facts,” Hall wrote. “When I was accused of a disgusting and absurd action of placing semen in patient's mouths. I did not do what I was accused of doing!"