- Associated Press - Saturday, July 12, 2014

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - A Dubuque mental health counselor who admitted to abusing a dependent adult has been sentenced to one year of probation.

The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1oReq1D ) that 69-year-old Lowell Routley was sentenced last week after he pleaded guilty to a charge of misdemeanor dependent adult abuse. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors reduced his charge from a felony.

Court documents say between November 2010 and October 2012, Routley withdrew funds for personal use from the special-needs trust fund of a patient. He reimbursed the account for some purchases.

In May, Routley’s counseling license was placed under probation for two years.

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Information from: Telegraph Herald, https://www.thonline.com

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