A Council Bluffs physician accused of sexual abuse was arrested Monday.
Dennis Jones, 68, turned himself in, according to a statement from the Council Bluffs Police Department. He faces one count of second-degree sexual abuse.
Jones, a pediatrician at Methodist Physicians Clinic in Council Bluffs, is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a 5-year-old girl, the police department said. The contact did not take place in the context of his medical practice. The child in question disclosed the inappropriate contact to a parent, who contacted authorities.
Upon learning of Jones' arrest, Methodist Physicians Clinic officials immediately put him on suspension and declined to comment further.
Jones remains at the Pottawattamie County Jail on a $65,000 bond.
Law enforcement continue to investigate the allegations. Anyone with information about Jones that may assist the investigation is asked to contact Special Agent Chad Fiedler at 712-322-1585.