Counselor accused of sexually abusing adult patient | News
DECATUR, AL (WAFF)- Decatur Police arrested a counselor accused of sexually abusing a patient during a therapy session.
Police say Jonathan Minnon made sexual advances towards the victim and touched her inappropriately at the Baptist Children's Home in Decatur.
Investigators said evidence was discovered corroborating the victim's claim.
Minnon is charged with sexual abuse in the 2nd Degree.
Minnon turned himself in to police Wednesday. He's out of jail on a $500 bond.
Rod Marshall, President/CEO of Alabama Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries released the following statement:
"The Alabama Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries has a rich heritage of Christian service to children and families in Alabama. The services we provide include long-term residential care, short-term residential care, family care for homeless mothers with dependent children, foster-care, and professional counseling from a Christian perspective. In 2011, we served 3,769 children and families. On December 10, 2012, our senior administrative leadership was made aware of an allegation of professional misconduct by one of our employees. We take all allegations of inappropriate conduct very seriously and are conducting internal investigations, as well as cooperating fully with law enforcement authorities to determine if the allegation of misconduct is founded. The allegation of misconduct does not involve any of the children in our care or any minors. We hope to resolve this issue as quickly as possible."
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