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MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A 31-year-old doctor in Mercy Medical Center’s family practice residency program in Mason City has been charged with failing to register in Iowa as a sex offender.

Dr. Kasey Clowe (cloh) remains free on bond.

Minnesota online records say Clowe was convicted of fifth-degree nonconsensual sex contact in 2002, when he was living in Apple Valley, Minn. The records don’t detail the nature of the offense.

Mercy officials say in a statement that they know about Clowe’s arrest and “have taken appropriate action.” Mercy spokeswoman Jodi Ball wouldn’t comment on Clowe’s status with the hospital, citing confidential personnel information.

Clowe’s attorney Paul Rogosheske, says he was convicted for having sexual contact with an underage girl but the conviction was later expunged and he wasn’t required to register.

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