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Hamilton doctor awaiting trial released from jail on bond

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HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - A Hamilton pediatrician awaiting trial for sex and drug charges is out of jail on bond.

Dr. Scott Blankenburg faces several charges of child sex abuse and pornography. He was put in jail earlier this month after new charges were filed when another victim came forward.

Dr. Blankenburg  was in court last week facing charges including three counts of unlawful sexual contact with a minor, two drug charges and bribery. Blankenburg pled not guilty.

Butler County prosecutor Robin Piper says that the sex crimes occurred years ago, but some of the drug violations occurred while Blankenburg was free on bond awaiting an April trial on sex abuse and child pornography charges.

Dr. Blankenburg's twin brother, Mark, was convicted earlier this year of similar child sex crimes.

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