Community Service for Social Worker

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In The Hague, a 52-year-old social worker was sentenced to 200 hours of community service for fornication with a patient. He got a suspended sentence of six months and a five-year probation. The man may not work as a social worker during his probationary period.The man, who worked as a mental coach, hypnotist and psychic in Leidschendam, was helping his victim overcome a cocaine addiction. However, he added to her problems, as the victim pointed out.

The social worker, who sexually abused the patient, also took nude pictures of her during sessions. The court found that he had abused the trust that the victim and her parents had in him.

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The patient, however, did eventually overcome her drug addiction through the sessions.