A former Centre County psychologist who was charged in 2014 for sexually assaulting at least two patients has now been charged with rape of a child after a new victim has come forward, according to the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the new charges Wednesday against Richard Lenhart.
“A brave survivor came forward to provide new information regarding a series of disturbing sexual assaults by this defendant prior to his 2014 arrest,” said Attorney General Shapiro. “While the defendant may be currently serving a prison sentence, this new information warrants additional charges. My Office will continue to stand up for all survivors of sexual assault and hold perpetrators accountable.”
Authorities say Lenhart was charged in 2014 for sexually assaulting at least two patients and fraudulently submitting insurance claims totaling more than $70,000.
He was sentenced to prison in 2016.
Investigators say a new victim came forward to State College police in July of 2019 reporting that she’d been raped by Lenhart on a regular basis from 2006 to 2014.
Authorities say Lenhart is charged with Rape of a Child, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child, Statutory Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault, Indecent Assault, Corruption of Minors, and Endangering the Welfare of Children.