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Some Sexual Abuse Convictions just aren't like others.

Post by LooseGoose on 2018-02-04, 13:33

#MeToo need not apply: Faculty support Ithaca College President after disclosure of 2001 sexual abuse conviction

Shirley Collado pleaded ‘no contest’ to having sexual relations with former psychiatric patient, yet campus defenders accept her current claims of innocence.


Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado was accused of sexually abusing a female patient while working as a psychologist in Washington, D.C., in 2000 and was convicted of sexual abuse in 2001.

Prosecutors argued Collado took advantage of a vulnerable, sexual-abuse survivor with mental illness by entering into a monthslong sexual relationship that started when Collado was the patient’s therapist. Collado denies having any sexual contact with the patient.

Collado admits to living with the patient after the latter was discharged from The Center at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington. This violated her employment contract at The Center — a program specializing in post-traumatic and dissociative conditions at a private psychiatric hospital — as it was considered to be an unethical outside relationship and grounds for immediate termination. Collado said she was trying to help her by providing her a place to stay.

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