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Additional charges filed against Lebanon pediatrician accused of child molestation

Police say additional charges may be filed
Posted: 11:44 AM, Feb 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-25 13:35:20-05
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LEBANON — Additional charges have been filed against a Lebanon pediatrician after two more possible victims came forward following his arrest.

Dr. Jonathon W Cavins was initially arrested last week after a 12-year-old boy told police he had been touched inappropriately during a physical examination.

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The incident occured in one of the examination rooms in the Witham Health Services Pediatrics suite.

After Dr. Cavins was arrested, police say two more juveniles came forward claiming Dr. Cavins touched them inappropriately when they saw him at the clinic. The victims were 15 and 14 at the time of the alleged incidents.

Lebanon police say detectives are waiting to speak with at least two more potential victims in the coming days and more charges may be filed.

Police are encouraging parents of children who were patients of Dr. Cavins to talk to them about anything unusual or uncomfortable that may have happened during their physical examinations. If you have any concerns about any interactions that occured during a visit with Dr. Cavins contact the Lebanon Police Department at 765-482-8836.

Witham Health Services issued the following statement Monday afternoon.

"We are shocked and troubled by the additional allegations of misconduct being made against Dr. Jonathon Cavins. We take this matter very seriously and Dr. Cavins is no longer employed here. Our top priority is the health and safety of our patients and we encourage anyone with information that might be useful in this case to contact the Lebanon Police Department.

We will continue our own internal investigation into this matter and we will also continue to cooperate fully with all involved agencies."