Florida counselor William E. Hayes relinquishes license after exposure of child sex crime conviction
June 22, 2012
On October 26, 2012, the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapists and Mental Health Counseling accepted the voluntary relinquishment of mental health counselor William E. Hayes’ license to practice.
According to the Florida Department of Health’s (DoH) Investigative Report, the Board had been unaware that Hayes had been convicted of a serious crime until it was brought to their attention by the Clearwater, Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, who had discovered that on August 28, 2002, Hayes was convicted in Miami-Dade County of two counts of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct on a Child under 16 and on November 3, 2000, was convicted of indecent exposure.
Such convictions are considered by the DoH to be sexual misconduct.
Source: Final Order, Dept. of Health vs. William E. Hayes, Case No. 2011-02525, License No. MH 391, the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapists and Mental Health Counseling.
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