A psychologist is facing jail time after it’s alleged she had a sexual relationship with a “vulnerable” patient.
Johanna Lee Lamm, 43, from the US state of Minnesota, allegedly engaged in sexual activity with a client during psychotherapy sessions, according to a criminal complaint.
The complaint states Lamm called the police complaining she had been sexually assaulted by the patient on August 5. She claimed the patient would tell police he was sexually assaulted, and she agreed to hand over her phone to authorities.
Police visited the patient, according to court documents. He asserted that he and Lamm were in a sexual relationship but paid her $200 (A$290) a session. He told police the relationship had been ongoing for three to four months.
Police determined the pair were in a consensual relationship after obtaining evidence including voice recordings.
According to state health records the man is listed as a vulnerable adult.
Police found Lamm had been seeing the patient as a client since May 2015.
The 43-year-old later withdrew her initial claim of sexual assault. She’s now been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct and could face up to 15 years in jail.
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