EAU CLAIRE, WI (WTAQ) - A former Eau Claire pediatrician has agreed to stop practicing medicine for good, in exchange for the dismissal of two remaining sex charges.
A jury acquitted David Van de Loo in February of 14 sex-related counts, while declaring a mistrial for the other two.
At a status conference Tuesday, a judge was told that the 61-year-old Van de Loo would permanently surrender his state medical license in exchange for dropping the two pending criminal charges. Those counts were second-degree sexual assault by a medical employee, and exposure -- both involving the same victim.
Van de Loo was accused of having inappropriate contact with 15 teenage boys who were taking medical exams at the Mayo Clinic Health facility in Eau Claire.
He was fired from Mayo in late 2012. Van de Loo still faces around two dozen civil lawsuits.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)