ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The therapist accused of raping his patients took a plea deal Friday. Lamarr Edgerson was using hypnosis to sexually assault multiple patients over a course of several years.
The plea deal comes a few days after Edgerson was charged in another rape case. Friday he also plead to that charge.
Edgerson plead guilty to three counts of criminal sexual penetration and no contest to a new case of CSP. The remainder of his charges were dismissed.
He was also indicted on five counts of rape last year after prosecutors said a woman came forward saying he had sexually assaulted her inside his business Family Harmony which is located on Yale and Gibson.
The woman was one of his clients and said he often put her under hypnosis. During one of her visits, she says she came out of hypnosis to find Edgerson performing oral sex on her.
On another occasion, she said he picked her up from a restaurant, took her home and raped her.
On Wednesday, Edgerson was charged in another case for rape for an incident that happened in 2014 with another victim.
In the plea deal, prosecutors agreed to cap Edgerson’s max sentence at 15 years. He could get as little as probation.
According to prosecutors, at Edgerson’s sentencing, there will be more details released about the crimes. They say they have more than just the victim’s word to prove what he was doing.
Edgerson’s sentencing will be set in the next three months. Once he gets out of prison he will have to register as a sex offender.