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Youth Detention Camp Therapist Charged for Sex with a Minor

LAKE HUGHES: ( A former Camp Mendenhall, youth detention camp therapist is ordered to stand trial for sexual misconduct with a 16-year-old juvenile detainee. According to Deputy District Attorney Seth Carmack, 36-year-old, Ana Patricia Moennich faces two felony counts, one contact with minor for sexual offense and oral copulation of a person under 18.

She is also facing a misdemeanor count of child molesting. The sexual misconduct occurred on the campgrounds where Moennich worked as a therapist. She is charged with having sexual relations with the juvenile teen who was serving a sentence there. The sexual encounters between the suspect and the victim occurred between April 27, 2013 and November 22, 2013 while he attending therapy sessions.

Moennich pleaded not guilty in a hearing on September 23rd and will be attending a pretrial hearing on November 4th. If convicted as charged she can face up to six years in prison. The case is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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