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No Prosecution For Iowa Doc Over Offender Status

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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 won’t be prosecuted for failing to register as a sex offender.

Cerro Gordon County Attorney Carlyle Dalen told KIMT-TV that Kasey Clowe had been told by his attorney he didn’t have to register because his Minnesota conviction was expunged.

Under Iowa law, Clowe still must register as a sex offender. He did so Wednesday.

Minnesota court records show Clowe was convicted of fifth-degree nonconsensual sex contact in 2002, when he was living in Apple Valley, Minn. His attorney Paul Rogosheske says Clowe was convicted for having sexual contact with an underage girl but the conviction was later expunged.

Mercy officials said in a statement that they know about Clowe’s arrest and “have taken appropriate action.”

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