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Port St. Lucie therapist accused of sexual assault found dead

Robert Medina died of self-inflicted knife wounds, police say
Robert Medina arrest photo
Posted at 5:58 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 20:52:24-04

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Port St. Lucie police said a therapist accused of sexually abusing a teenager killed himself Friday.

Robert Medina, 69, was arrested earlier this month on one count of unlawful sexual battery to a minor.

Police said they responded to a home Friday and found the front door of a residence locked.

A property manager opened the door and allowed officers inside.

Police found Medina dead at the scene with apparent self-inflicted knife wounds.

Medina was accused of using hypnosis to molest a 17-year-old boy.

Police urge the public to contact them at 772-807-4422 if they know of other victims of Medina.