A clinical psychologist out of Minnetonka, Minnesota, with sixteen years experience has been arrested and charged with criminal sexual misconduct with one of her patients.
Johanna Lee Lamm, 43, initially stated that her client had assaulted her, but later recanted her story as evidence emerged to show that she had, over the course of several months, taken advantage of her client whom the Minnesota Department of Human Services identified as a "vulnerable adult."
Lamm was charged on Monday in Hennepin County District Court with third-degree criminal sexual conduct. If convicted, Lamm could face 15 years in prison with a fine anywhere between $10,000 and $30,000. Her bail has been set at $100,000.
According to the Star Tribune, Lann had been treating this client since 2015. According to the search warrant, the man was diagnosed bipolar, possibly schizophrenic and has been suicidal. He paid $200 for each of his sessions with Lamm, including those in which he was assaulted.
Lamm's office was initially visited in August of this year, when she attested that the client had in fact assaulted her. She allowed authorities access to her cell phone but stated that most of the text communication between the two of them had been deleted. She denied initiating any sexual contact.
The man, however, was able to provide recordings and text communications to police to validate his claims.