Lebanon pediatrician convicted of molesting young male patients

Dr. Jonathon W. Cavins (Boone County Jail booking photo)
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LEBANON, Ind. (WTHR) - A Lebanon pediatrician accused of inappropriately touching his patients was found guilty Thursday.

According to our partners at the Lebanon Reporter, a jury found Dr. Jonathon Cavins guilty of child molestation late Thursday night.

Cavins was convicted on two counts of child molesting, sexual misconduct with a minor and two counts of child seduction, all felonies.

Five male patients said Cavins inappropriately touched their genital area after putting a condom on them. Cavins testified that all five victims had asked to see a condom, but he never put one on or touched the children inappropriately.

The victims were between the ages of 12 and 17.

Cavins is free on bond until his sentencing hearing March 11. The newspaper reports Indiana law advises a sentence of 17 years for the crimes, but it could be as few as six years.