HAMPTON, Iowa – A north Iowa doctor accused of sex abuse and sexual exploitation has reached a plea agreement.
Dr. Brian Hansen, 40, faced eight felony counts after being accused of forcing a woman to have sex and using his position as a counselor or therapist to have sex with female patients. He appeared in Franklin County District Court this afternoon, where he heard testimony from several victims.
According to the agreement, the prosecution is recommending Hansen receive a sentence of probation, a fine, sex offender registration, and a no contact order with the victims.
The CEO of ABCM Corporation, which operates several care facilities, and which employed Dr. Hansen, says Hansen’s employment has been suspended.
KIMT News 3 has a reporter in the courtroom and will have much more on tonight’s newscasts.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A 40-year-old doctor in northern Iowa has been charged with sex abuse and sexual exploitation.
Court records say Dr. Brian Hansen, of Hampton, faces eight felony counts. He’s accused of forcing a woman to have sex and using his position as a counselor or therapist to have sex with women patients.
The Iowa Board of Medicine suspended his license last September. He was accused of sexually harassing or assaulting six female co-workers, including four whom he’d treated as patients.
Hansen didn’t immediately return phone messages Thursday from The Associated Press. Court records don’t list the name of his attorney.