Bristol, Virginia doctor arrested on sexual battery and related charges

Johnson City Press • Jul 30, 2018 at 5:52 PM

A Bristol, Virginia, physician was arrested Monday at his medical practice office on sodomy and sexual battery charges, according to the Bristol, Virginia, Police Department.

Shannon Finch, 46, who operates Finch Family Medical Care on Euclid Avenue, was charged with one count of attempted forcible sodomy and three counts of sexual battery. The charges stem from allegations of sexual abuse lodged against Finch by a patient, the press release stated.

The investigation, conducted by the police department and the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health Professions, was continuing, the release said.

Finch was being held in the Bristol, Virginia, jail without bond.

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