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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Monday, May 20, 2013
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Media Availability on Arrest of Council Bluffs Physician

Council Bluffs, IOWA --- Earlier today, 68 year old Dr. Dennis Jones of Council Bluffs turned himself in to law enforcement at the Pottawattamie County Jail.  He is now facing one count of Second Degree Sexual Abuse, a Class B Felony. 

Division of Criminal Investigation and Council Bluffs Police Department will be available at 3:00 PM today for members of the media who wish to obtain an interview.   Please arrive at the Post 3 Headquarters at 2025 Hunt Ave., Council Bluffs, IOWA.

Dr. Jones is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a minor child, under the age of 12.  This contact did not take place in the context of his medical practice.  Rather, the alleged conduct involves a relative of Dr. Jones.  The child in question disclosed the inappropriate contact to a parent, who in turn contacted authorities.

Complaint & Affidavit

Dr. Jones remains at the Pottawattamie County Jail on $65,000 bond. 

The charge is the result of a joint investigation conducted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Council Bluffs Police Department.  Law enforcement continue to investigate these allegations.  Members of the public are encouraged to contact police if they have any information about Dr. Jones that may assist in the investigation.  Please contact Special Agent Chad Fiedler at 712-322-1585.

Members of the media may contact Special Agent in Charge Mitch Mortvedt at 402-650-7458 with questions.

It should be noted that a criminal charge is only an accusation and all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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