A former counselor at the Warner House facility of Mental Health Partners, a community mental health clinic in Boulder, was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a patient, and police are looking for other victims.
Jose Yepes, 48, was employed as a “milieu counselor” and interacted with patients dealing with substance abuse.
Boulder police began investigating a series of incidents involving the suspect after a female victim reported that Yepes repeatedly initiated sexual contact over a one-month period in November.
The Boulder Daily Camera reported details of an affidavit, in which the woman said Yepes locked her in a dark room for what he called “energy healing” sessions, asked her to spank him and step on his back while he was naked on the floor, and showed her nude photos of himself.
Yepes has been charged with stalking, unlawful sexual contact and indecent exposure.
License information on the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies website indicate the suspect was registered as an unlicensed psychotherapist, effective 2009 to 2011, but has not been licensed or registered with the state since then.
Boulder Police believe there could be additional victims and are asking anyone with information related to the case to contact them. Police caution that suspects are presumed innocent until convicted. If you or anyone you know has been the victim of sexual contact by any employee of a mental health facility, we want to talk to you. You can contact us by clicking here or by calling 303-789-5225. All information will be kept in the strictest confidence.