ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - A doctor accused of sexually assaulting some of his patients was back in Albemarle Circuit Court for a motions hearing Friday, March 8.

Mark Hormuz Dean is facing a total of 13 charges - including rape, sexual battery, and object sexual penetration - stemming from alleged incidents that reportedly happened at the Albemarle Pain Management Associates Clinic from 2011 to 2015. He was arrested back on January 5, 2018

According to court records, the defense is asking to admit the medical records of one of the alleged victims. They are arguing that this isn't the first time she has accused someone of sexual assault.

Friday’s hearing was closed to the public to protect the woman’s medical privacy.

The court had already ruled each former patient’s allegations would be handled in separate trials. Some trial dates are still yet to be set.

Dean is out on bond, but with some restrictions.