Ex-Gay Therapist Nailed

  • GeorgeNJ

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    Feb 23, 2008 3:04 AM GMT
    (Hell, these guys are gettin more action than me!!)

    Man Found Guilty in Gay "Therapy" Case
    The Winnipeg Sun - Thu, February 14, 2008

    Dean PritchardA minister and former Christian college instructor has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a young man who sought counselling after he feared he was homosexual.

    A jury returned with the guilty verdict early last night after only a few hours of deliberations.

    Terrance Lewis, 60, will be sentenced at a later date.

    Earlier in the day, defence lawyer Ron Simenik argued the victim knew full well the intimate sessions he shared with Lewis had nothing to do with “therapy.”

    “They did it mutually by consent,” Simenik said. “We may not agree with it or understand it, but at the end of the day, that’s not the issue.”

    Crown attorney Dale Schille said the evidence against Lewis was “overwhelming” and he never denied the allegations in a statement to police.

    In earlier testimony, the alleged victim, now 29, told court he started meeting Lewis for counselling sessions in early 2000 after his parents caught him viewing gay pornography on the family computer.

    Lewis — a family friend and minister — confided he had his own sexual identity issues and the two embarked on weekly counselling sessions designed to “assist me to be straight and to live a straight life,” the man said.

    The man said Lewis started a program of “touch therapy,” which included the two kissing and fondling each other and engaging in sexual roleplaying.

    “He said I was to tell no one about it because no one would understand,” the man testified.

    During “touch therapy” sessions in Lewis’ car, Lewis asked him to masturbate, the man said. Lewis also admitted to fantasizing about him, the man said.

    Simenik said yesterday the men didn’t become sexually intimate until a year after they started seeing each other.

    “It started as a friendship, evolved, they became closer ... two consenting adults involved in mutual intimacy,” Simenik said.

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    Feb 25, 2008 1:33 PM GMT
    I don't know If I should treat this as a love story or further proof of ex-gay lies. Hehe