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More accusations against doctor charged with raping patient

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LINCOLNTON, NC (WBTV) -

A Lincolnton doctor, charged with first degree rape, could face addition charges.

Dr. John E. Marshall was arrested and charged for the rape of one of his patients that occurred more than a decade before, according to the Lincolnton Police Department.

Now, more women are coming forward, saying they were victimized by Marshall.

"We have received about ten new calls since Monday," Detective Ashley Boyles said. "Not all of them would warrant legal action. But it is likely that there will be additional charges filed in the future."

Detective Boyles tells WBTV they are interviewing a couple women who could be considered potential victims.

On Monday, October 21, officers arrested Marshall, 59, at his home and charged him with first degree rape, felony conspiracy to commit first degree rape, and sexual offense by a custodian.

The charges are the result of a year-long investigation that stemmed from an incident that occurred in 1996. The victim, police say, was a patient of Marshall's.

"Our victim came to us and made a police report. She kind of put it away for a lot of years," Detective Boyles told WBTV. "We were able to corroborate her story with medical records and family and friends she has told over the years."

The assault occurred while the victim was being treated by Marshall and another physician, Donald Simsen, who police say is now deceased.

Authorities told WBTV that drugs were administered to the victim prior to the assault.

Marshall was taken to the Lincoln County Detention Center and placed under a $100,000 secured bond.

He is now out on bond and will appear back in court on November 12.

Police say the investigation is still on-going. They are encouraging other potential victims to come forward if they have any information regarding John Marshall.

"We do want to encourage anybody to report anything to us. They can feel free to call the police department or crime stoppers. We do want to know about it and we do want to take care of it," Boyles said.

Marshall has been in trouble before. He was suspended twice by the North Carolina Medical Board. His license was suspended indefinitely in 2011.

Anyone with any information regarding the case or any other case involving Dr. Marshall as a suspect is urged to contact the Lincolnton Police Department at (704)736-8900 or Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at (704)736-8909.

Click here to view Marshall's history with the North Carolina Medical Board.

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