Saul Torres-Figueroa
Photo: DeKalb jail
Photo: DeKalb jail

Gwinnett therapist admits molesting boy at Stone Mountain Park

A 69-year-old Gwinnett County psychotherapist pleaded guilty this week to molesting a 15-year-old patient at Stone Mountain Park.

Saul Torres-Figueroa, who worked at Snellville’s Advanced Therapeutic Concepts before his 2016 arrest, was sentenced to 25 years Wednesday, according to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office. Judge Gail Flake ordered the first 15 years to be served in prison.

The investigation found that Torres-Figueroa was with the boy, who the therapist was supposed to be helping with behavioral issues, at the park one afternoon last September. 

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The therapist fondled the teen in the park and forced him to engage in sexual acts. The victim told his mother as soon as he got home, the DA’s office said.

Torres-Figueroa admitted to a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent that he committed the crimes, the original arrest warrants said.

The terms of the plea agreement forbid Torres-Figueroa from working with patients under 18. 

Prior to working in Snellville, the therapist was licensed to practice in Kissimmee, Florida, records from that state show. 

Workers at the Snellville firm declined to comment Friday, or confirm or deny if Torres-Figueroa ever worked there.

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