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Ex-doc sentenced for sexual misconduct with patients

Associated Press

Ann Arbor – An ex-University of Michigan doctor who lost his job and medical license after child pornography allegations surfaced has been sentenced for sexual misconduct involving patients.

Mark Hoeltzel

The Ann Arbor News reports 47-year-old Mark Hoeltzel of Ann Arbor was sentenced this week in a Washtenaw County court to 5-15 years in prison for second-degree criminal sexual conduct and 13 months to two years for fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Hoeltzel apologized, saying he “did not honor my role as a physician.” Hoeltzel, who was a pediatric rheumatology specialist, pleaded no contest in January.

Hoeltzel was sentenced last year to 10 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to online enticement of a minor . He practiced at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, before going to University of Michigan in 2013.