Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Attorney General: Psychotherapist from Williamsburg charged with object sexual penetration of a patient

Herschel “Mickey” Harden, 72, of Williamsburg, was indicted Wednesday on two felony counts of object sexual penetration. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the Attorney General's office)
Herschel “Mickey” Harden, 72, of Williamsburg, was indicted Wednesday on two felony counts of object sexual penetration. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the Attorney General’s office)

A Williamsburg man has been charged with two felony counts of object sexual penetration, the Virginia Attorney General’s Office said Thursday.

Herschel “Mickey” Harden, 72, was indicted on Wednesday by the King William multi-jurisdictional grand jury. The Virginia State Police took custody of Harden.

Harden worked at Cumberland Hospital for Children and Adolescents in New Kent during the alleged sexual contact involving a former patient, according to the news release.

The indictment listed two separate incidents — “on or about Oct. 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2018” and “Jan. 1 2019 through April 30, 2019.

Harden’s next court date is Feb. 10 at the New Kent County Circuit Court. The Attorney General’s Office said the case remains under investigation.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have additional information about the case or other allegations at Cumberland Hospital for Children and Adolescents to contact the Virginia State Police’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations at 804-537-6788.

Julia Marsigliano
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Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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