Belvidere doctor who molested elderly appears in court

ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR) --- Belvidere doctor, Charles Dehaan, who plead guilty to molesting elderly and disables patients appeared in court today. Emotional statements were given by both the defense and prosecution.

The state prosecutor read out loud victim impact statements to the court. Victims said they felt ashamed and embarrassed detailing that they no longer felt safe in the place they lived.

The defense also presented statements from Dehaan's oldest daughter, wife and Dehaan himself. The Defense presented the statements asking the court to grant Dehaan leniency in the ruling due to his health and age.

Presiding judge, John Lowry, decided to more sentencing to Friday at 11:30 AM.