Hancock Co. physician arrested on sexual abuse charges

A Hancock County physician has been arrested on criminal sexual abuse charges.

The Hancock County Sheriff's Office says 59-year-old Dennis Coventon of LaHarpe, Illinois was arrested for criminal sexual assault of a child, criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and criminal sexual abuse.

Bail has been set at $500,000.

Coventon is in the Hancock County Jail awaiting his first court appearance September 1st.