New charges for Ohio doc awaiting sex abuse trial

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Posted: Dec 04, 2009 8:58 PM

New charges have been filed against an Ohio pediatrician awaiting trial on child sex abuse allegations.

Butler County Prosecutor Robin Piper says Dr. Scott Blankenburg is in jail after being charged Friday with three counts of unlawful sexual contact with minors, two drug charges and bribery.

Piper says the charges are related to a new victim who has come forward. He tells WLWT-TV in Cincinnati that the sex crimes occurred years ago, but some of the drug violations occurred while Blankenburg was free on bond awaiting an April trial on sex abuse and child pornography charges.

A message was left Friday night for Blankenburg's attorney.

Blankenburg's twin brother, Dr. Mark Blankenburg, was convicted this year of similar child sex crimes. His sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 11.

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Information from: WLWT-TV, http://www.channelcincinnati.com