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Jury acquits East Tenn doctor in prescription case

ATHENS, TN. (AP) - A jury in East Tennessee has acquitted a doctor accused of exchanging prescription drugs for sex.

A jury in McMinn County returned the verdict Wednesday at the trial of Rodney Dunham, whose medical license is currently listed as inactive. Athens police charged Dunham with unlawfully dispensing controlled substances in November 2009.

Assistant District Attorney General Paul Rush told the Daily Post Athenian in Athens that the case was unusual because the relationship between Dunham and his patient was consensual. The prosecutor said it was "hard to convict based on the situation."

Dunham's attorney, Mitchell Bryant of Athens, did not return a Friday telephone message seeking comment.

Information from: The Daily Post-Athenian, http://dpa.xtn.net

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