Arrest Warrant: Teen Victim Spent Night at Child Therapist's Home

Police release arrest warrant in Ron Hodgkiss case

By Ellen Goldberg
|  Monday, Jan 16, 2012  |  Updated 11:42 PM CDT
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A 16-year-old patient told investigators that the child therapist accused of sexually assaulting her told her he loved her.

Ellen Goldberg, NBC 5 News

A 16-year-old patient told investigators that the child therapist accused of sexually assaulting her told her he loved her.

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Therapist Accused of Sexually Assaulting 16-Year-Old Patient

Ronald Hodgkiss, a licensed child therapist, is accused of sexually assaulting a patient.
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A child therapist accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old patient allegedly told the teenager he loved her after she spent the night at his Frisco home, according to the arrest warrant.

Ron Hodgkiss, 46, was arrested Friday on a charge of sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony.

According to the arrest warrant released Monday, Hodgkiss began counseling the 16-year-old girl for suicidal thoughts and cutting herself in November of 2010.

In September, nearly a year later, the girl's mother went to police after finding a sexually charged email exchange between her daughter and Hodgkiss, according to the document.

Court documents say Hodgkiss and the girl went on many "road trips," including one to Deep Ellum, as the therapy sessions continued. The girl told investigators that their therapy sessions became "nothing but sexual."

The teenager told police she last saw Hodgkiss at his home in September. He invited her to spend the night when his wife was out of town, according to court documents. The 16-year-old told investigators they watched a movie, cuddled and then Hodgkiss began "making out" with her.

According to the documents, Hodgkiss told her: "If she did not want it, to say no." The girl told police she was too scared to say anything.

The teenager also told investigators that Hodgkiss told her not to tell anyone what happened between them because he would lose his license and his family and would go to prison.

Hodgkiss is free after posting a $100,000 bond.

No one at his home or office was willing to comment on the case.

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