CLEVELAND, Ohio (FOX 10) -- Reports from Cleveland say a social worker is accused of raping a client, after he told a mentally ill woman that she needed to perform a sex act on him as part of her treatment.
According to cleveland.com, 44-year-old Gemalier Felicie is charged with rape, sexual battery and other offenses, after he was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday. The incident happened on January 25 at The Centers for Families and Children, an organization that provides social services, including mental care. Court records say Felicie met with the client, described as a 37-year-old, and during the meeting, Felicie told the woman that "sexual conduct was necessary for mental health treatment purposes".
According to the head of The Centers for Families and Children, the organization first learned of the incident on February 1, and Felicie was placed on leave that day. Since then, Felicie has had no further interactions with his clients. If convicted, the accusations will be grounds for firing Felicia.
Felicie, according to reports, has been released from jail after posting bond.