Florida Rape Counselor To 19-Yr-Old Victim: You Are ‘So Sexy’

The Florida clinic where licensed medical professional Stephen McGinley met often with a 19-year-old rape victim offers “mental health/counseling services.” Yet according an investigation the Florida Department of Health, “Mr. McGinley took [her] hand and placed it on his penis, through his pants.”

Miami Herald – A Palm Harbor mental health counselor has given up his license after the Florida Dept. of Health suspended him for sexually pursuing a 19-year-old patient, a two-time rape victim.

The teen lived in Tampa with her family. She began seeing a counselor where her family lived previously after being raped in high school and her first week of college.

Upon their move to Florida, she started therapy with Stephen McGinley at The Brain Enhancement Institute in Palm Harbor.

According to state documents, “Mr. McGinley became flirtatious … during their sessions and would tell her that she was beautiful and ‘hot.’

By April 2, McGinley began communicating in a personal manner with the woman. He told her he’d like to “hang out” with her but it would cost him his license.

“Mr. McGinley then told [the woman] that she was ‘extremely hot,’ that he had fantasized about her, and that he enjoyed flirting with her. Mr. McGinley also began to call [the woman] ‘baby’ and use emojis demonstrating romantic attraction.”

During one session, McGinley talked his teen patient into slow dancing with him to a song off her phone. The report describes what the therapist did with a patient trying to work through the effects of two cases of men taking advantage of her.

“While they were dancing, Mr. McGinley grabbed [the woman’s] waist and pulled her body close to his and began to kiss her. Mr. McGinley then sat down in his office chair and pulled [her] onto his lap, placing her legs around him so that she was straddling him. Mr. McGinley placed his hands under [her] sweater and cupped her breasts in his hands, over her bra. Mr. McGinley grabbed [her] buttocks and placed his hand between her legs, touching her vagina through her pants.

“Mr. McGinley took [her] hand and placed it on his penis, through his pants.” Read more. 

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