VA nurse practitioner pleads guilty to sex abuse of patients


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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A nurse practitioner has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two patients at a Veterans Affairs clinic in St. Louis County. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 62-year-old William Luchtefeld, of Edwardsville, pleaded guilty Thursday in St. Louis County Circuit Court to second-degree sodomy and two counts of second-degree sexual abuse. Prosecutors say Lutchtefeld abused one patient in June 2019 and another five months later in November. Luchtefeld is set to be sentenced on Oct. 21.

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