EAU CLAIRE, WI (WTAQ) - A pediatrician from Eau Claire is free on a signature bond, after he was accused of molesting a 16-year-old patient.
Dr. David Van De Loo is charged with two felony counts of exposure and second-degree sexual assault by a child welfare or care employee.
According to prosecutors, the victim’s parents said their son was sexually assaulted during an exam at the Mayo Clinic’s facility in Eau Claire.
Police investigated, and the 60-year-old Van De Loo was fired September 12th. His lawyer said Van De Loo might have used poor judgment – but he’s not guilty of a sexual assault.
He’s due back in court October 29th.