A former chiropractor in Perry who had his license suspended for inappropriate contact with a patient has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing a child.


Daniel Joseph Duffy, a former chiropractor at Duffy Chiropractic in Perry, was sentenced Tuesday in Boone County District Court on a charge of third-degree sexual abuse. He pleaded guilty to the charge on April 10.


According to a news release from the Boone County Attorney’s Office, the latest charge was the result of sexual contact Duffy had with a child “multiple times between Oct. 1, 2005 and April 30, 2006.” The Boone County Sheriff’s Office received a criminal complaint about the allegations on July 1, 2016. Investigators from the sheriff’s office and Perry Police Department investigated the complaint.


In addition to the prison sentence, Duffy was placed on lifetime parole and ordered to register for the state’s sex offender registry for the rest of his life. He was also fined $250.


Duffy’s chiropractic license was suspended by the Iowa Board of Chiropractic after a female patient complained in August 2010 that the chiropractor had inappropriate sexual contact with her. He was found guilty on a charge of assault in January 2011 in Dallas County and sentenced to 30 days in jail, one year probation and 80 hours of community service. A no-contact order for five years was included during sentencing, and Duffy was ordered to pay restitution of more than $1,000.


The state chiropractic board suspended Duffy’s license on Sept. 1, 2011.