October 10, 2012 was the day many people first heard the name Dr. David Van de loo. And it would not be the last.
SUPERIOR, Wis. (WEAU) -- October 10, 2012 was the day many people first heard the name Dr. David Van de Loo. And it would not be the last.
It was the start of what would be a long, emotional case. All of it stemmed from a complaint filed against the doctor by two parents, claiming, on August 30th, he sexually assaulted their 16-year-old son during a sports physical.
About two weeks later on September 12th, Mayo Clinic Health System terminated his employment.
But it was far from the end.
Then in December 2012, more accusations of sexual abuse from another patient who filed a civil suit against Van de Loo and Mayo Clinic Health System.
In that same month, Eau Claire Police said they believed 13 other children may have been victimized. More civil charges were filed after that.
One year ago in February 2012, Van de Loo pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of child sexual abuse. A change of venue motion was filed as well and by June, it was determined Van de Loo's trial would be held in Superior.
The trial started a little more than two weeks ago and after a long trial and marathon deliberations, Van de Loo was acquitted of 14 charges and saw two counts declared a mistrial.