This new Ohio case is just too bizarre and disturbing. Seems like we have an epidemic among the medical profession these days:
BUTLER COUNTY In a bizarre case of alleged child sex abuse, two Butler County pediatricians - who also are twin brothers - are facing a 76-count indictment that accuses them of molesting some of the young males they had sworn to help.
The indictment, released Friday, accuses Mark Blankenburg, who practiced primarily in Hamilton, of 54 charges, replacing 36 counts he had faced since an initial indictment in December.
His brother, Scott, who practiced in Fairfield, faces 22 charges.
The sex charges in the dual indictment revolve around seven accusers - three tied to each doctor separately and a seventh young man who accuses both doctors, officials said. Several accusers are former patients of the doctors.
The twin doctors, both 53 years old, have practiced in the area for more than 20 years. Combined, the doctors' patient roster contains 6,000 to 7,000 names.
The 54 revised charges against Mark Blankenburg accuse him of committing sex acts on minors, providing them with pre>
Edited by pluckmemory (01/09/10 08:07 AM)