FAIRFILED — A late filing in a Jefferson County case sheds new light on the case against a therapist who pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting a client.
Patrick Pomfrey pleaded guilty earlier this month, ending proceedings that began with a criminal complaint filed in August 2017. The initial information available in the state’s online courts database indicated only a guilty plea to the charge of sexual exploitation. He had also been charged with witness tampering and violating his license’s provision.
The initial disposition did not include any penalties for the latter two charges, suggesting they had been dismissed. An additional filing now shows that was not the case.
Pomfrey received a five-year suspended sentence for sexual exploitation, a two-year suspended sentence for witness tampering, and a 180-day suspended sentence for the license violations. He will remain on probation for the next five years.
Pomfey has also registered with the state’s sex offender listing as required.