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Pediatrician facing drug, sex charges passes out in court

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Posted by Trina Edwards - email

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - A Butler County pediatrician facing drug and sex charges passed out during a court hearing Friday morning.

Dr. Mark Blankenburg was in court for a pre-trial hearing. He and his brother, Scott, are accused of sexually assaulting young male patients, then buying their silence with drugs and money.

Paramedics were called in after Blankenburg collapsed. He was checked out and walked out of the court room on his own.

Attorneys were asking to delay the start of Mark Blankenburg's trial, which is scheduled to being next month. However, a judge denied the motion, and the trial will still go on as scheduled. Another pre-trial hearing is scheduled for next Friday.

Dr. Scott's trial is scheduled to begin next year.

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