Charge against Dr. Klopfer dismissed as part of pretrial diversion program


The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's office filed a motion to dismiss charges against Dr. Ulrich Klopfer because he satisfied the terms of his pretrial agreement.

On June 27, 2014, Dr. Klopfer was charged with failure to timely file a public report after allegedly performing an abortion on a girl under the age of 14-years-old.

Klopfer participated in the pretrial diversion program for the misdemeanor charge.

The prosecutor's office made the agreement with Klopfer in November 2014. He was required to pay fees and court costs, perform 24 hours of community service, and not commit any offenses during the terms of the agreement.

If he met the terms of the agreement, Klopfer would be dismissed from the program on December 1.

According to the prosecutor's office, complaints have been made that he violated his pretrial diversion agreement by failing to comply with the informed consent law. The allegation was made in reference to Indiana State Department of Health records.

The prosecutor's office says violations of informed consent are Class A infractions. Judgments for infractions can only result in a civil penalty and is not considered a criminal act.

Because Klopfer met the terms of the agreement, the prosecutor's office filed a motion to dismiss the case.

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