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Denturist gives up license after fondling charge

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A 74-year-old Nampa denturist accused of fondling patients has agreed to give up his denture license in an agreement that calls for him to plead to a charge of misdemeanor battery.

Alfred Lopez Jr. reached the agreement Monday with Ada County prosecutors, who are handling the case. It allows him to enter an Alford plea, where he does not admit guilt but acknowledges there is enough evidence to convict him.

The agreement calls for Lopez to spend 20 days on house arrest and at least two years on probation, The Idaho Statesman reported. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 12, where Lopez is scheduled to formally enter his plea.

Lopez was charged in January after a six-month investigation into patient complaints that they were fondled while undergoing dental exams.

 

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