Employee charged with sexually assaulting patient in St. Lucie Co. 


Correction: Atiba Anthony Adams is not an employee with the Department of Children and Families. We reported otherwise in an earlier version of this story. 

A 29-year-old Port St. Lucie man was arrested after police said he sexually assaulted a mental health care patient in his care, news reports stated.

Atiba Anthony Adams was issued a warrant for arrest from the Fort Pierce police about the alleged Dec. 4 incident, our news partners at WPTV reported.

The warrant stated that Adams sent the patient sexually explicit notes and then inappropriately touched the man, who eventually told a staff member. 

Adams initially denied the allegations, according to the warrant, but confessed when told that there were cameras in the mental health facility. 

The warrant for his arrest stated that he was an employee of the Department of Children and Families. However, a spokeswoman for DCF, said that he is not a current or former employee of DCF and that the incident occurred at a private, not state, facility. 

Adams turned himself into the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office and was charged with felony sexual offense. 

Read more at WPTV.


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