FOX NEWS – KATHLEEN JOYCE
A California man who dubbed himself a “rehab mogul” was convicted Monday of sexually assaulting seven female patients.
Christopher Bathum, 56, who operated 19 drug treatment and rehabilitation centers was found guilty of 31 criminal counts, including “rape, sexual penetration by a foreign object, forcible oral copulation and sexual exploitation,” The Washington Post reported.
Prosecutors said Bathum “preyed” upon female patients who were in their 20s and 30s and had substance abuse issues. Bathum reportedly lured the women with controlled substances before sexually assaulting them, People reported. A few of the assaults reportedly occurred at the treatment centers.