Mental health counselor George Kyle pleads guilty to promoting prostitution; brave client reported his sexual advances to police
June 16, 2010
PADUCAH, KY - A Kentucky mental health counselor is accused of trying to get one of his clients to take part in prostitution.
According to Paducah Police, a woman came to them claiming 70-year-old George Kyle made sexual advances toward her, including fondling her.
The woman said Kyle told her he was running a secret, alternative "sex therapy" counseling business and that he wanted her to participate.
The woman claims Kyle wanted her to take part in various sexual activities with other patients of his who needed sex therapy.
The woman says Kyle told her she would be paid $1,000 per encounter to provide the service.
Kyle allegedly told the woman she would need special training and that he would provide that. He also allegedly invited her to meet him at a local hotel for a training session.
On Monday the woman got in touch with police and agreed to work as a confidential witness.
Police say Kyle set up an appointment with the woman at a local hotel for Tuesday afternoon, and investigators were able to record conversations between the two.
Investigators say the recordings include Kyle telling the woman that she would be paid $1,000 per session to have sexual encounters with his clients.
Police said Kyle told the woman those clients would be screened for violent tendencies and sexually transmitted diseases.
Police say Kyle paid the woman another $100, and at that point they busted in and arrested Kyle.
Wednesday morning Kyle pleaded guilty to a charge of promoting prostitution.
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