Valatie mental health provider accused of sex with patient


Saratoga County Sheriff

The Sheriff’s Office received a complaint on December 8, 2017 of forced sexual conduct against a female patient by a mental health provider in the Town of Malta. The conduct allegedly occurred between October 2017 and November 2017.  

As a result of the investigation, the following person was arrested and charged with criminal sex act in the 3rd degree (class E felony), forcible touching, sexual abuse in the 2nd degree, and sexual misconduct (class A misdemeanors):  Brett N. Klersfeld (age 62) Albany Avenue Valatie.

Mr. Klersfeld is accused of among other things engaging in oral sexual conduct with a person who was incapable of consent by virtue of her being a patient while he was her mental health care provider.

 The acts allegedly occurred during treatment sessions. He was arraigned before the Honorable Timothy S. Brown in the Milton Town Court and remanded to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of bail or bond to await further proceedings.

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