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Ex-Gay Minister Charged with Sexually Assaulting Clients

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ThinkProgress
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November 13, 2012

A Minnesota-based minister who helped offer ex-gay therapy through a local ministry has been charged with eight felony counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for assaulting two men he was counseling. According to the criminal complaint, Rev. Ryan Muehlhauser would cup the men’s genitals through their clothes, make them masturbate in front of him for “spiritual strength,” and even directly fondle them. The complaint was filed by another counselor at Outpost Ministries, which claims it has 30 years of experience helping men and women “break away from gay life” because “all homosexual behavior is sin.”