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Doctor accused of sexually abusing patient in Des Plaines

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Des Plaines police said a doctor has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse for abusing a patient over a three-and-a-half year period.

Police said the doctor, Charles S. Dehaan, 59, who lives in Belvidere, was doing business under the names of Housecall Physicians Group of Rockford, MD at Home and House Calls of Greater Chicago.

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Police said that in January 2009 the victim was sent home after a recent surgery and required home health care during her recovery time.

Over the next three-and-a-half years, Dehaan, would make monthly home visits to the victim's residence, during which time, while under the pretext of performing a physical medical examination, police said, he began fondling the breast and genital area of the victim while exposing himself.

Police said during these examinations the victim could not protect herself due to her medical condition.

Dehaan's medical license has been temporarily suspended after allegations of sexually abusing patients arose with his practice in Rockford earlier this year.

He is currently out on bond after being indicted on an unrelated Medicare fraud charge.

The police department asks that if anyone has additional information on Dr. Charles S. Dehaan and his practices, please contact the Des Plaines Police Department at (847) 391-5400.

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