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Eau Claire (Press Release) - On August 31, 2012 the Eau Claire Police Department began a sexual assault investigation involving a 16-year-old male victim.
On this date the victim's parents reported to police this juvenile was sexually assaulted during a medical examination conducted at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.
The suspect was identified as Dr. David Van de Loo. At the time of the incident Dr. Van de Loo was employed as a Pediatrician and Sports Medicine Physician at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Dr. Van de Loo was working in this capacity when the sexual assault occurred.
The Eau Claire Police Department has arrested Dr. David Van de Loo for the following charges:
Second Degree Sexual Assault by Employee of Entity
Exposing Genitals or Pubic Area
All of these charges relate to the assault committed against this 16 year-old victim.
The Eau Claire Police Department conducted a comprehensive investigation in order to determine the facts of this sexual assault and insure the best possible outcome for the victim and his family. Sexual assault and child abuse are significant matters that deserve empathy and compassion for the victim.
The Eau Claire Police Department would like to thank the following organizations that assisted in this investigation and provided support for those affected:
The Chippewa Valley Child Advocacy Center
Midwest Children's Resource Center - St. Paul, MN
Center for Safe and Healthy Children - University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN
The Eau Claire County Department of Human Services
The Eau Claire County District Attorney's Office
Anyone with additional information related to this matter should contact the Eau Claire Police Department Detective Division at 715-839-4978.
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