Well known pediatrician, 45, who ran a youth fitness program is arrested for sexual battery of two boys in Rogersville, Tenn
Philanthropist, Dr. Chris Calendine was arrested on a sexual battery warrant on Monday
A grand jury indicted him, Thursday based on allegations made by two boys, ages 12 and 14
Calendine, 45, a well-known pediatrician had custody of the 14-year-old at the time of the alleged battery
The popular doctor who has been contracted by the local Board Of Education in the new school year, denies the accusations
Dr. Dr. Chris Calendine, 45, was arrested Monday on charges of sexual battery involving children after being indicted by a grand jury. The allegations were made by two boys, ages 12 and 14
A well-known Tennessee pediatrician has been arrested following a grand jury indictment on sexual battery charges involving children.
Dr. Chris Calendine, 45, of Rogersville, Tennessee, was arrested at his medical practice’s office early Monday afternoon and charged with aggravated sexual battery and sexual battery by an authority figure, based on allegations made by two boys who are 12 and 14 years old. In Tennessee, sexual battery is defined as unlawful sexual contact and the ‘aggravated sexual battery’ term is applied to victims under the age of 13.
Calendine was arrested after being indicted by a grand jury based on the allegations made by alleged victims.
The sealed Hawkins County grand jury indictment warrant charges him with aggravated sexual battery and sexual battery by an authority figure.
Chris Calendine [left], was a non-paid volunteer physician with the local high school’s football team, The position was terminated after a DUI
The attorney general’s office told the Times-News that the alleged sexual battery took place in July, but could not provide any additional details about what is said to have happened.
According to documents obtained by the Times-News, the indictment states that when the alleged sexual battery occurred, Calendine had custodial authority over the 14-year-old boy.
In a text message to the Times-News, Calendine said Tuesday that, ‘The accusations are completely false’ and added that he intended to prove it.
Dr. Calendine [smiling, center], at the May RCS Board Of Education meeting when his medical practice was approved to serve as the school’s medical provider for the 2017-18 school year.
Chris Calendine, was contracted by the local school board to provide school-based health clinic services for the upcoming academic year.
Calendine is a well-known figure within the Rogersville community. At one point he was a non-paid volunteer physician with the local high school’s football team, but was stripped of the role after he was arrested for public intoxication in December 2016.
Calendine, was banned from school property following the arrest, but the local school board contracted him to provide school-based health clinic services for the upcoming academic year.
He founded a free, community-based, youth fitness program — called ProStrength & Speed — and also donated $10,000 in reward money to help find a kidnapped nine-year-old girl, Carlie Trent, in 2016. At the time, Trent, who was believed to have been kidnapped by her uncle, was one of Calendine’s patients.
His arrest on sexual battery charges is not his first run in with the law. In December 2016, Calendine was arrested for public intoxication while at a nearby high school basketball game.
Following the arrest, Calendine was ejected from his non-paid volunteer position as football team physician at the town’s local high school, Cherokee High School, and banned from school properties for two years, the Times-News reported.
In May, however, the Rogersville City School Board of Education contracted Calendine for school-based health clinic services for the upcoming academic year.
Calendine was freed on a $50,000 bond later in the day on Monday afternoon.
If convicted of the charges, he could be sentenced from three to 12 years in prison. He is due in court for arraignment on August 31.