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September 24, 2020: Former Therapist Pleads to Sexually Abusing Patients

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A former marriage and family therapist in Pasadena has pleaded no contest to sexually abusing seven patients, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Edgar Gustavo Villamarin (dob 3/19/54) of Pasadena entered the plea yesterday to seven counts of sexual battery by fraud in case GA104966.

Villamarin is scheduled to be sentenced on December 1 in Department J of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pasadena Branch.

Deputy District Attorney Lisa Daruty Tanner said the defendant is expected to be sentenced to four years in state prison and ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

The victims were touched or fondled by Villamarin between 2014 and 2018, the prosecutor said.

The case was investigated by the Pasadena Police Department.