Aiken veterinarian facing child charges

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An Aiken veterinarian is facing charges of inappropriately touching children.

Juan Carlos Gamboa, 52, who owns Gamboa Veterinary Services at 475 Gamboa Place, has been accused of committing unlawful acts on two Hispanic 8-year-old boys over a three-month period in 2013, according to an Aiken County sheriff’s news release.

Gamboa surrendered to investigators at 11 a.m. Thursday and has been booked into the Aiken County Detention Center on two counts of lewd acts upon a child under 16.

According to Gamboa Veterinary Services, Gamboa has dedicated his practice to the treatment of performance and show horses for 23 years. He is also licensed to offer services in Florida, Mississippi and the Carolinas.

The practice is run by Gamboa, his wife and his mother-in-law.

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