Former psychiatrist faces prison time for sex charge
OSHKOSH — Prosecutors say they will recommend a former psychiatrist serve time in prison for having inappropriate sexual contact with a patient he was treating.
Charles D. Morgan, 62, of Neenah, pleaded no contest two counts of sexual exploitation by a therapist during a recent plea hearing before Winnebago County Circuit Judge Barbara Key.
In exchange for his plea, two counts of third-degree sexual assault will be dismissed.
Morgan, who was practicing with Affinity Behavioral Health at the time of the contact, faces 25 years in prison and $25,000 in fines when he is sentenced Feb. 27.
Attorneys for the state and the defense can argue for terms at the sentencing, but Assistant Dist. Atty. Scott Ceman said the state will recommend a prison sentence.
According to the criminal complaint, Morgan sexually assaulted a 27-year-old woman, whom he had been treating for bipolar disorder for two years. The woman told Morgan she wanted a different psychiatrist after he kissed her on two occasions while receiving hospital treatment.
Morgan kissed the woman on June 19 while she was receiving electronic convulsive therapy as in-patient treatment at Mercy Medical Center. He kissed her again on June 20.
When the woman told Morgan she wanted to see a different psychiatrist on June 21, Morgan arranged to meet her at his office on Ninth Avenue in Oshkosh. When the two met, Morgan began kissing the woman and having inappropriate sexual contact with her.
Morgan was suspended from his position with Affinity when the criminal charges were filed in June. The state suspended Morgan\’s license to practice medicine in August and the suspension remains in effect until the criminal matter concludes.