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UPDATED: Pediatrician, ex-ETSU clinical adjunct indicted on child sexual battery charges

Jeff Bobo, Kingsport Times-News • Updated Aug 22, 2017 at 9:43 AM

ROGERSVILLE — Rogersville pediatrician Dr. Chris Calendine was arrested Monday on a sealed Hawkins County grand jury indictment warrant charging him with aggravated sexual battery and sexual battery by an authority figure.

The charges are based on allegations of two boys ages 12 and 14.

The investigation was conducted by Third Judicial District Attorney General's Office investigator Teddy Collinsworth.

Attorney General Dan Armstrong told the Kingsport Times-News on Monday no information could be released about the allegations except what was on the indictment, which states the crimes are alleged to have occurred this past July.

Calendine received his medical degree from East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine in 1997. ETSU’s 2016-17 catalog lists him as a clinical assistant professor in pediatrics. An ETSU spokeswoman said Tuesday Calendine’s volunteer faculty appointment expired in June and was not renewed.

More about Calendine’s charges from the Kingsport Times-News.

This story has been updated to reflect the change in Calendine’s status at ETSU.

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