UPDATE: A Rockford doctor faces dozens of charges of criminal sexual abuse in Winnebago County.
According to the Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office, 60-year-old Charles Dehaan has been arrested following an investigation into his behavior between October 2010 and December 2013.
Rockford Police received a complaint that a resident at a Rockford assisted living center had been sexually abused by Dehaan. A little while later, police received another complaint from a different resident living at another assisted living center that she had also been abused by Dehaan. In 2014, the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department got a complaint about Dehaan sexually abusing a third victim inside her home. All of the victims were either physically handicapped or over the age of 60 at the time of the abuse. Dehaan was a practicing physician in the Rockford area at the time these alleged offenses occurred.
He is scheduled to be back in court May 1st. His bond has been set at $500,000.
UPDATE: The Rockford doctor accused of sexually abusing his patients has now been charged with a similar crime to a physically impaired patient in Des Plaines, Illinois.
Dr. Charles Dehaan began home care of the woman in January 2009. Over the next 3 and a half years, Des Plaines police allege Dehaan repeatedly abused and assaulted the patient.
Dehaan faces several similar accusations in the Rockford area as well as federal fraud charges. He is currently being held in the Cook County jail on a $250,000 bond.
ROCKFORD (WIFR) – A Rockford doctor has had his license temporarily suspended by the state because of what the Chief of Medical prosecutions says has been “sexually inappropriate conduct with multiple women patients.”
Dr. Charles Dehaan is alleged to have had this questionable contact with several patients of his home care practice from 2009 to 2013. The complaint also alleges Dehaan had sex two to three times a month for six months while treating a woman who had a history of a mental disorder. The doctor is also charged with violations of controlled substance prescription rules for Vicodin, Ritalin, and Norco.
Dehaan faces a hearing next Friday to respond to these charges. In addition, Dehaan was arrested Tuesday for an outstanding warrant for contempt of court for failing to pay fines for a driving offense. Dehaan’s office was closed when we called for comment. Attorney John Lanpher told us just before the 6 p.m. newscast that his client "heavily disputes any allegations."
To look at the full complaint, please click on the attached document.