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Henrico doctor's license revoked by Board of Medicine

Anandababu Chellappan Anandababu Chellappan

New allegations Wednesday against a Henrico psychiatrist accused of sexual misconduct.

Anandababu Chellappan's Medical license was revoked by the Board of Medicine, after six women came forward with claims.

The former doctor recently faced two charges in Henrico for sex crimes. In one case, the charges were reduced and the case deferred for six months. In the other case, Chellappan was found not guilty.

The claims are graphic, unwanted sexual advances that in some cases were repeated. One victim claimed Chellappan squeezed her breasts so hard, it left red marks.

In another claim, Chellappan supposedly kissed and nibbled a patient's neck, and groped her buttocks.  

In another case, he is accused of exposing himself to a patient, and forcing her to rub part of his body.

We tried to contact Chellappan at his home and his office- before finally tracking down his new practice. Chellappan's name is on the door, but staff say he hasn't' practiced since his license was suspended.

His office assistant, Sara Barrille, says they are standing by him, "It's a small office. We would have never, ever suspected anything," said Barrille. "And some of the claims by one of the patients that she ran out screaming, we would have noticed that for sure."

And she says she just can't imagine the doctor she knows doing any of these things in such a small office, without anyone else knowing.

"I never saw anything," said Barrille. "So I don't want to say that they're made up at all because I don't know what happened with the patients but I support him based on what I know, but I don't know."

In the report, there are also several incidents where Chappellan supposedly gave money to victims, before making unwanted sexual advances.

There are also claims Chellappan offered to pay one patient $500 to make a statement at the Board of medicine Disciplinary meeting that he had never shown any sexually inappropriate behaviors toward her.

She later told an investigator, the statement was inaccurate.

We did check with Henrico Police. they say they have prosecuted the cases of every victim that has come forward.

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