Judge Lifts Suspension of Accused Frisco Therapist's License

Frisco child therapist can resume seeing patients while his case proceeds

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    Ronald Hodgkiss, 46.

    One month after his arrest on suspicion of sexually assaulting a female patient, a Frisco child therapist can resume seeing patients.

    Ronald Hodgkiss was arrested last month on a charge of sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony.

    Court documents said the investigation started when a mother of a patient found suggestive emails between Hodgkiss and her 16-year-old daughter.

    On Monday, an Austin judge lifted the suspension on Hodgkiss' license, allowing him to see patients.

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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.

    "The issue was that there was insufficient evidence to prove an 'imminent and continuing' threat to the public based only on an arrest," said Chris Van Deusen, of the Texas Department of State Health Services.

    Another hearing on Hodgkiss' license is scheduled for March.

    NBC 5 went by Hodgkiss' last known business address for comment, but the landlord said he moved out a few months before.

    Frisco police said they are still investigating the case.