Peace River Outward Bound Juvenile Rehab Center
September 27, 2006 Sun-Herald
A mental health counselor described as "tremendously
professional" has been charged with molesting a 3-year-old girl.
Assistant State Attorney Cliff Ramey said Tuesday he has filed a formal
charge of sexual battery by a person over 18 on a child less than 12 years
old against Demetrius D. Washington, 39, of 308 13th Ave., Arcadia. It's a
capital offense punishable by life in prison. Washington, a licensed mental
health counselor, worked as a therapist at the Peace River Outward Bound
juvenile rehabilitation center in DeSoto County
for the past year, according to Dale Thompson, clinical director of PsyCare, a Bradenton-based mental health services
provider. PsyCare has suspended Washington
pending trial. PsyCare has a contract with the
Department of Juvenile Justice to provide counseling at Outward Bound.