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Police: Bristol, Va. doctor facing additional sex-related charge

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A Bristol, Va. doctor previously arrested for allegedly sexually assault a patient is facing addition charges.

According to Bristol Police, Shannon Finch was charged Thursday with an additional count of forcible sodomy.

This after a second alleged victim came forth to report improper behavior from the doctor.

The warrant was served and Finch was released on the previously set bond.

In the original investigation, warrants show police say they have video evidence against Finch.

The warrants say as police saw the attack, they busted in the doctor’s office to stop it. The victim had been wearing a recording device on a scheduled medical visit.

Dr. Shannon Finch was charged for attempted forcible sodomy and three counts of sexual battery.

The warrants on file in court say the woman says she was sexually attacked by Finch on two separate occasions, reported it to police, and then they set up to get video evidence.

Finch has been released on bond and faces a court hearing October 4.

According to the Virginia Department of Health website, Finch has practiced in Bristol for 18 years and has no prior violations. They also have him listed as an affiliated doctor with Ballad Health's Bristol Regional Medical Center.

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