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Psychologist charged for alleged sexual relationship with patient

Johanna Lamm, of Plymouth, was charged with third degree criminal sexual assault during a psychotherapist session.
Credit: Hennepin County Jail

MINNEAPOLIS — A clinical psychologist has been charged for allegedly engaging in sexual relations with a patient during appointments.

Johanna Lamm, of Plymouth, was charged with third degree criminal sexual assault during a psychotherapist session. According to the criminal complaint, the suspect called police to a psychological clinic in Minnetonka to report a sexual assault that occurred.

When officers arrived, Lamm told police that one of her patients sexually assaulted her during an appointment. Court records say she denied having an affair with the patient and gave police access to her phone. She then told officers that the patient would likely claim the two were having an affair and that he threatened to report her to the medical board.

According to the complaint, officers spoke with the patient and he told them he was in an intimate relationship with the suspect that became sexual during appointments over the past three to four months and was charged $200 per session. The patient provided text messages and audio recordings of the two. 

Court documents say that officers executed search warrants to get phones, computers, medical record, appointment histories and payment histories, and multiple pieces of evidence indicated the two had a consensual sexual relationship. 

The Minnesota Department of Human Services identifies the patient as a vulnerable adult.

When officers spoke with Lamm again she admitted to having a consensual sexual relationship with the patient and told officers she was not sexually assaulted.

A review of the patient's billing history shows that Lamm has been providing psychological treatment since May of 2015.