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Police: Woman lied to cover affair

By Gary Sinderson

BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- A bizarre story out of Centre County where a mental health counselor who works with court appointed clients first told police, one of those clients, sexually assaulted her.  

But police say when she was confronted about details of the story, they said she admitted she made it up, and was actually having an affair with the man.

Charges were filed this week against Cindy Brumbaugh, a therapist whose Actions Counseling Service is locate in Bellefonte.

 According to court documents, she told police she was a counselor for the Centre County domestic violence program working with court appointed clients.

Early in August she went to police and said one of those clients had sexually assaulted her, those documents show.

Police noticed the report was filed after she was in a car wreck with the client and Brumbaugh's husband found out.

Documents said when police talked to the client accused of the assault,  he showed them text messages he exchanged with Brumbaugh.  They said they had been in a relationship for a several months.

Police said the car crash occurred a day after the pair spent the night in a motel.

When we checked the court record for the client named, it confirms he was sentenced to Brumbaugh's program.

Centre County administrators have not commented to 6 News about the status of Brumbaugh's contract with the court system. 

 
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