A psychologist working out of California’s Travis Air Force Base has been accused of using therapy to sexually assault his patients, pleading not guilty.

Doctor Heath Sommer was arrested earlier this month on multiple felony counts of sexual battery, rape, and oral copulation.

According to prosecutors, Sommer used a technique known as exposure therapy to exploit his patients, particularly ones who were sexually assaulted while deployed.

According to CBS Local, his victims are now far more traumatized by Sommer’s flavor of “exposure therapy” than they were before they sought his help.

Travis Air Force Base spokesperson Traci Keller released a statement saying, in part:

“The United States Air Force and Travis Air Force Base have zero tolerance for sexual assault. The doctor in question was a contractor at David Grant Medical Center, but is no longer employed there.”

The abuse took place from 2010 until 2016, leading to Sommer’s charges of oral copulation, rape, and sexual battery.

Sommer is being held on $750,000 bail at the Stanton Correctional Facility in Fairfield.

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