Trial begins for Lansing counselor accused of sexual misconduct

LANSING, MI. (WILX) -- Joseph Aaron Scott Hethorn's trial is set to begin Monday morning.

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He is being charged with 1st degree and 4th degree criminal sexual conduct.

The Lansing counselor is accused of six violations of the public health code, including:

• Sexual misconduct
• Offering practice-related services in exchange for sexual favors
• Negligence and a failure to exercise due care
• Incompetence
• Lack of good moral character
• A betrayal of professional confidence

Back in August News 10 reported Attorney General Dana Nessel filed a complaint on behalf of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) against Hethorn for sexual misconduct.

Hethorn's license has been suspended since August.

Hethorn's trial begins Monday at 9 a.m.