No. A158234.

61 Cal.App.5th 696 (2021)

275 Cal. Rptr. 3d 872

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. HEATH JACOB SOMMER, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division Three.

March 8, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Cliff Gardner and Daniel Buffington , under appointments by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.

Xavier Becerra , Attorney General, Lance E. Winters , Chief Assistant Attorney General, Jeffrey M. Laurence , Assistant Attorney General, Lisa Ashely Ott and Arthur P. Beever , Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.



Heath Jacob Sommer—a psychologist at a mental health clinic on a military base—sexually assaulted three patients under the guise of using "exposure therapy." A jury convicted Sommer of several felonies, including...

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