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Mental Health Counselor Charged With Sexually Abusing A Child

Jun 6, 2018

Matthew Gatton
Credit Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Westerville police say a mental health counselor sexually abused a child in his care.  

Matthew Gatton is charged with gross sexual imposition.  Detectives say Gatton groped the 11-year-old boy during visits to the child's home over the past six months.  Gatton was fired from his job with Ohio Guidestone after the charges were filed.