- Associated Press - Friday, July 15, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The attorney for a Portland social worker charged with having a sexual relationship with a patient says his client has agreed not to practice until the criminal charges are resolved.

The Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/29MuCCv ) reports that 51-year-old Kelly O’Rourke’s attorney, Rob Andrews, says he expects the Maine State Board of Social Worker Licensure to accept a consent agreement at a meeting scheduled for July 18 that will prevent his client from practicing.

Andrews has said his client was charged with a felony under Maine’s gross sexual assault law. The law prohibits a social worker from engaging in a sexual act with current clients.

O’Rourke’s July 1 arrest came six months after a complaint regarding the relationship was filed with the board. In that time, O’Rourke continued his practice.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com


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