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Law would make reporting of statutory rape mandatory for therapists and mental health counselors
The New York State Legislature has passed a bill that would require state officials to notify law enforcement of certain sexual misconduct allegations against therapists and mental health counselors.
The new legislation comes in response to an I-Team investigation that found state regulators failed to tell police about a Long Island therapy patient who reported her counselor manipulated her into a series of sexual trysts.
The bill, sponsored in the state Assembly by Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale), and in the Senate by Stephen Saland (R-Poughkeepsie), would require the state Office of Professional Discipline to forward sex complaints about therapists to police or a district attorney.
“I want to make sure this rape never happens to anyone else without law enforcement being involved,” Paulin said.
The state’s criminal code says therapists, counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists are guilty of statutory rape if they have sex with patients during the course of a treatment session.