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Social worker denies assaulting daughter


An Attorney for a social worker fired by the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct says his termination was based on false accounts and was unfair.

Frank Sammet's attorney says he denies assaulting his 18-year-old daughter during an altercation at their Iowa City home in February.

His defense attorney said Sammet pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct to avoid a trial last month that would have been expensive.

A University spokesman said Sammet was fired in October, but the school is prevented from releasing the reason.

Sammet's defense attorney says he has a history of successfully treating troubled juvenile patients.

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