Admission to Psychotherapist of Sexual Abuse Not Privileged

There are many relationships that our law holds as protected or privileged from disclosure because of the need to solve a medical problem (doctor-patient), a legal problem (attorney-client) or religious issue (priest-penitent).  However, certain information is excluded from that privilege so as to protect the public.  If someone admits to committing sexual abuse of a child, is that statement privileged or protected from disclosure?  Click on the following link to read about a recent case that put that issue to the test.

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