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Port St Lucie man arrested and charged with Sexual Battery

Port St Lucie man arrested and charged with Sexual Battery

Port St Lucie man arrested and charged with Sexual Battery

Port St Lucie, Fl (treasurecoast.com) – On September 3, 2020, Port St Lucie Police arrested sixty-nine-year-old Robert Medin of Port St Lucie. He was charged with one count of Unlawful Sexual Battery to a minor.

On September 2, 2020 at around 6:06 pm, Port St Lucie Police responded to a local hospital for reports of a sexual battery.  The victim; a seventeen-year-old male told police he was sexually battered by a therapist (Robert Medina- Healing Counseling Inc, 10227 SW Village Parkway, PSL) when he visited the above listed location for treatment. The therapist used a hypnosis method and sexually battered the victim.

Update

A Port St. Lucie therapist is accused of using hypnosis to sexually abuse a teenager.

Robert Medina, 69, was arrested last week on one count of unlawful sexual battery to a minor.

Port St. Lucie police spokeswoman Lisa Marie Carrasquillo said a 17-year-old boy told police he was molested by Medina when the teen went to Medina’s business, Healing Counseling Inc.

“The therapist used a hypnosis method and sexually battered the victim,” Carrasquillo said.

According to an arrest affidavit, the teen told police he had recently broken up with his girlfriend and wanted to talk to a therapist, so he found Medina while searching the internet and scheduled an appointment.

During the Sept. 1 therapy session, Medina had the teen “repeat a mantra over and over as the therapist massaged his feet and lower legs below the knees.”

When the teen returned for another session the next day, Medina “had him remove all his clothes except his underwear,” the report said.

Medina then took the teen into his bedroom and had him lie down on the bed with a pillow under his chest and legs before hypnotizing him, the report said.

When the teen woke up, he didn’t feel well and called 911. He then went to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center to be treated.

According to the report, Medina denied the allegations.

Online records show that Medina was being held without bond at the St. Lucie County Jail.

If you are a victim, or know of a victim of Robert Medina, please contact Detective Maiga Auguste, Office # (772) 807-4422. Remember you can be anonymous, call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers 800-273-TIPS (8477)

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