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FAYETTEVILLE - A Fayette County doctor will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars for writing painkiller prescriptions in exchange for sexual favors. 

Dr. Oscar Gosien was taken away in handcuffs after being sentenced to 3 to 35 years behind bars Thursday in Judge Hatcher's courtroom.


He pled guilty to three counts of delivery of a controlled substance back in May after being accused of handing out prescriptions for painkillers in exchange for sexual favors.  After a lengthy investigation and tips from an anonymous pharmacist, Gosien was charged with more than 50 drug related crimes. 


Shannon Bird said her brother died as a result of an overdose from a prescription signed by Dr. Gosien.  She said in her eyes, jail time was the onlyappropriatee sentence.


"I wish the sentence was more but I don't believe he deserves to be in his own house with his own family," said Bird.


Bird said her brother went to Dr. Gosien's office one time for pain, never got a physical exam and died from an overdose two days after the visit.

Assistant Prosecutor Brian parsons said this doctor was one of Fayette County's biggest drug dealers for years. 

Parsons said he hopes this serves as an example for everyone working in the medical field.


Gosien was forced to give up his medical license with his guilty plea. He was also fined $25,000.