Psychologist Jorge Rodriguez jailed for sexual battery of teen patient
July 19, 2011
On May 19, 2011, the Virginia Board of Psychology suspended psychologist Jorge Rodriguez indefinitely, though for not less than 18 months.
According to the Board’s Order, by his own admission, On August 6, 2010, Rodriguez sexually assaulted a 19-year-old community college student who had been referred to him for neuropsychological testing to determine the cause of her difficulty mastering her school work.
Rodriguez invited the client into his office after normal business hours, purportedly to receive the results of her testing and to use his office as a quiet place to study. Under the guise of giving the girl a massage to help her relax, he took her to another office, had her lie down on a couch and proceeded to touch her in a sexual manner.
Rodriguez was charged and on March 2, 2011, he pleaded guilty to sexual battery in Fairfax County Circuit Court and was sentenced to 180 days in jail, suspended contingent upon good behavior for one year.
Source: Order in re: Jorge M. Rodriguez, Ph.D., License No. 0810-001925, Case No. 136401, Before the Board of Psychology.
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