Gavin Meany

Star Tribune
7½-year sentence for Twin Cities psychiatrist who repeatedly sexually assaulted patient
Gavin P. Meany will serve the first five years in prison and the balance on supervised release.
By Paul Walsh
September 10, 2020

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Gavin P. Meany, 39, was sentenced Wednesday in Dakota County District Court after pleading guilty in January to four counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Upon sentencing by Judge Jerome Abrams, Meany was taken into custody and will serve the first five years of his term in prison and then be under court supervision for life.

Dakota County prosecutors had sought a term of 15 years for Meany, which would have meant 10 years of imprisonment before supervised release.

A woman told Burnsville police in 2019 that she had been abused over the previous five years by Meany while receiving psychiatric treatment from him for an eating disorder and past sexual trauma. The sexual contact first occurred in Meany’s office in St. Louis Park and later in his Burnsville office and at his Apple Valley home…