Dentist Charged

A woman who claims a Front Royal dentist sexually assaulted her during a dental procedure is suing him for just over $1 million.

The civil suit was filed yesterday by attorney Robert O'Neill, on behalf of 28-year-old Rebecca Hood of Front Royal. She alleges that Doctor Philip Wine attempted to force her to commit sodomy on him during an April 18 office visit for a tooth extraction.

The 68-year-old Wine of Marshall is charged with attempted forcible sodomy against Hood. He remains free after posting bond, and will appear in court next Wednesday.

The Virginia Board of Dentistry has suspended Wine's license while the panel investigates allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances against Hood and two other female patients.

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