Wayne K. Roustan – Sun Sentinel
Nov 2, 2015
A mental health worker at a state psychiatric facility in Pembroke Pines is accused of plying a recovering drug addict with Ecstasy so he would repeatedly have sex with her.
Alicia Lashaun Davis, 31, of Miami Gardens, told investigators she is pregnant with the man’s baby, due Nov. 10, according to a Pembroke Pines police arrest report.
Davis is charged with lewd and lascivious battery on a disabled or elderly person. She was arrested Thursday, had a first-appearance court hearing Friday, and was released on her own recognizance Saturday, court records show.
“This is an unusual set of circumstances,” Judge John Hurley said during Davis’ bond court hearing.
Hurley ordered that Davis have no contact with the man and that she not work at any mental health facility.
“She took advantage of a known drug addict, providing him with drugs,” said Eric Linder, a Broward assistant state attorney. “She did the complete opposite of her job and made a victim of someone she was supposed to protect.”
The 41-year-old man was listed as a patient at South Florida State Hospital, 800 E. Cypress Drive in Pembroke Pines. The 350-bed psychiatric facility is privately run by Correct Care Recovery Solutions, where Davis was employed as a mental health technician, investigators said.
In court, Davis said she no longer works at the facility.
The man said he had 10 to 15 sexual encounters over the summer with Davis in exchange for the Ecstasy, police said.
The man told police he wasn’t attracted to Davis, but had sex with her because he “liked the way the pills made him feel,” according to the arrest report.
Davis said the patient would “come on to her” and that an attraction between them grew, the report stated. She said he told her he wasn’t really mentally ill, but that he was just “playing the system,” according to the report.
The patient’s brother, who is his legal guardian, reported the allegations to police.
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