Mental health counselor charged with assaulting teen client in Fairfax Co.

WASHINGTON — A mental health counselor is accused of assaulting one of his teenage clients in Fairfax County.

Police are asking anyone to contact them if they were victimized by Carlos Huajardo Perez. (Courtesy Fairfax County police)

Last month, Fairfax County police began investigating 68-year-old Carlos Huajardo Perez, a counselor through the National Counseling Group. A 16-year-old girl who received home-based mental health services from Perez told a family member that he engaged in “unwanted touching” on two separate occasions.

The teen’s family member then reached out to police.

On Tuesday, Perez, a Bristow resident, was charged with two counts of simple assault and released on a personal recognizance bond.

Fairfax County police are looking for anyone else whom Perez may have victimized by calling 703-691-2131.

Calls to the National Counseling Group regarding Perez’s employment were not returned by the time of publication.

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