Recovery specialist charged in second sex abuse case involving patient

(ABC 6 News) – A Zumbrota woman appeared in Olmsted County Court Wednesday for a second sex abuse case involving a former patient.

Amber Ann Wenger, 34, previously pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a man seeking treatment at an Olmsted County inpatient facility where she worked in 2022.

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According to court documents filed in November of 2023, in the course of the first investigation, Olmsted County law enforcement had obtained text messages alleging that Wenger had sexually assaulted a second man during her time at the inpatient facility.

Wenger was charged with 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct involving penetration–prohibited occupational relationship and 4th-degree criminal sexual contact after the second man allegedly spoke to law enforcement in October of 2023 — months after Wenger had been sentenced to house arrest and ordered to register as a predatory offender pursuant to the first case.

According to court documents, the second man said he was a patient at the inpatient facility in Sept. of 2022 and told police Wenger had flirted with him, then initiated a sexual encounter a few weeks into his stay.

Court documents state that investigators reached out to Wenger for a statement, but she did not provide one.

Wenger’s next Olmsted County hearing is scheduled for Feb. 29.