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MN: Psychologist at Minnesota sex offender program charged with sexually assaulting two clients

[startribune.com – 4/23/21]

The psychologist, Michelle D. _______, 38, of Duluth, was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct involving the men, who were undergoing treatment for sexual offenses. A warrant covering Minnesota and its border states has been issued for her arrest.

The assaults occurred between 2016 and early 2018 on the campus of the state’s secure treatment facility in Moose Lake, including in rooms where clients undergo psychological assessments and polygraph tests, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday in Carlton County District Court.

The charges follow a six-month investigation by law enforcement authorities in Moose Lake and come as Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program faces renewed criticism over the historically low rate of release from the program’s prisonlike treatment centers in Moose Lake and St. Peter. Some men have been held at the treatment centers for years or even decades after completing their prison terms for sexual offenses.

Max Keller, a Minneapolis attorney representing Michelle D. _______, said in an e-mail message Thursday that his client “categorically denies all the criminal accusations in the criminal complaint, and she will be proven not guilty when all the evidence comes out.” He declined to comment further.

In February, a federal appeals court in St. Louis allowed a group of clients at the program to proceed with a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Minnesota’s system of confining sex offenders indefinitely after their prison terms — effectively turning the program into what they say is a de facto life sentence.

The appellate court’s decision, which did not weigh on the merits of the case, followed weeks of unrest at the Moose Lake facility, where early this year detainees went on a two-week hunger strike to protest their indefinite confinements and demand a clear path toward release into the community.

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Related links:

Psychologist For Minnesota Sex Offender Program Charged With Criminal Sexual Conduct [minnesota.cbslocal.com – 4/25/21]

 

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Lemme see, fits the stats of who the perps are when people are focused on the registry entrants…people in positions of trust are in the 95% as we have discussed previously.

well come to my world

Just proves the registry fails again. The danger to those men were the ones in charge of their care the entire time.

If she’s convicted, both victims should sue the living #$&@! out of the State and it’s Department of Human Services (and/or everyone they can!!!) And maybe a huge lawsuit will re-focus the public’s attention on civil commitment issues. 👍

Didn’t a judge declare Minnesota’s Civil Commitment unconstitutional 4 years ago; but the 8th Circuit overturned that decision? Sue The Piper gal that runs the Minnesota “treatment programs” for violating human and civil rights in the name of what someone might do. These civil commitment and registration laws need to called out for what the are pure evil filled by hate and vengeance.

You want people to be on a hit list then come and join us.. Find out you and your family are not safe when someone points a finger at you. And make up lies. Sex scams makes money at all levels. Think about it. The news the cops the jails.the lawyers.. All go hand and hand.. Want too take your child away from your ex yell molesting and watch your heart be ripped out when you can’t prove you never did anything wrong!!! You will find out you can not fight evil words.. Which i found out.

So putting trust in an authority figure is dangerous for registrants. We can’t trust strangers. We can’t trust law enforcement. We can’t trust those we are supposed to tell our fears and problems to.
I stopped trusting people after my mother abused me. Humans will fuck you over the 1st chance they get. I stopped going to my therapist because she lied to me about many things. I researched her and found out she had her license suspended by the state. Bottom line, if it doesn’t walk on four legs and have a tail, don’t trust it.

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