UPDATE: Rogersville pediatrician arraigned on sexual battery charges


A Hawkins County pediatrician indicted by a grand jury on sex crime charges was arraigned in Criminal Court in Rogersville on Thursday.

Chris Calandine waived the reading of his indictment and did not enter a plea during the proceedings. He was arrested and charged earlier this month with aggravated sexual battery and sexual battery by an authority figure.

Calandine has hired an attorney from Knoxville to represent him in a jury trial scheduled to begin January 18.

The complaint against the physician was made in July with the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office. Preliminary information from the case indicates the charges involved a 12 and 14-year-old boy.

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