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Progress West physician to be sentenced after pleading guilty to sexual abuse

Howard Orson Setzer

Howard Setzer, who was charged with felony attempted sodomy and misdemeanor sexual abuse while employed as a physician at Progress West Hospital in O’Fallon, will be sentenced Monday, March 12.

The O’Fallon Police Department received two separate reports of sexual assaults on Progress Point Parkway and arrested 39-year-old Setzer on February 3, 2017. He posted bond later that day.

A grand jury indicted Setzer on July 28, 2017, and court records show that Setzer pleaded guilty on January 22, 2018.

READ MORE: Physician charged with sexual abuse and sodomy in O’Fallon

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