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Tech Charged for Teen Patient Sex Abuse

Sarasota Police Department
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

A psychiatric technician at Bayside Center for Behavioral Health in Sarasota was arrested Friday after being accused of having sexual contact with two teenage patients, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports.

Jeremy Henry was terminated from his position and is now being charged with two counts of felony lewd battery. According to the Herald-Tribune, detectives involved with the case believe there could be more victims.

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