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Sioux City speech pathologist’s license suspended over sex abuse allegations

DES MOINES, IA (KTIV) – A Sioux City speech pathologist has had his Iowa license suspended after authorities say he sexually abused an 11-year-old-girl.

Thirty-five-year-old Jacob Rose has pleaded not guilty to Assault with the Intent to Commit Sexual Abuse, and Lascivious Conduct with a Minor.

No trial date has been set.

A pretrial conference is set for 10 a.m. October 5 in Woodbury County District Court.

On Wednesday the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology & Audiology held an Emergency Adjudicative Order, ruling there was sufficient evidence to suspend Rose’s license indefinitely.

A disciplinary contested hearing is set for 10 a.m. October 19 in Des Moines.

Rose was previously a speech therapist at “LifeScape Ablekids”.

Back on May 31, during an appointment with the victim, a criminal complaint says Rose exposed himself to the girl, and tried to force himself on her.

The CEO of LifeScape Ablekids says Rose is no longer employed at the Sioux City agency.

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