RADFORD – A man accused of operating a medical practice without a license is now facing more serious charges after a grand jury indicted him Friday on multiple counts.
On Friday, Martin Riding, 67, of Radford was indicted by a grand jury on eight felony charges and subsequently arrested. Riding’s new charges include seven felony counts of violating Virginia Code 18.2-67.2 – animate object sexual penetration, one felony count of violating Virginia Code 18.2-370- taking indecent liberties with a minor, and misdemeanor count of violating Virginia Code- 18.2-387- Indecent exposure.
The charges stem from an alleged at-home medical clinic Riding was running without a license. Earlier this summer, in June, Riding was arrested on multiple charges related to the running of the clinic. Specifically, he was indicted by a grand jury on June 14 on 32 felony counts of practicing a profession without an appropriate license, and 32 misdemeanor counts of practicing a profession or performing acts without licensure.
“The dates of the[original] offenses ranged from December 2016 until February of 2019 and involve multiple victims,” stated Radford Public Information Coordinator Jenni Wilder at the time.
The current charges stem from offenses from a shorter time period within the longer range.
“The dates of offense in these cases range from July 2018 to March of 2019 and involve multiple victims,”stated Wilder. “Mr. Riding was remanded to the New River Valley Regional Jail with no bond.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det. C.K. Cross at 540-731-3624 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Heather Bell