Shannon Riley, social worker, had sex with client in the park

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Shannon Riley abused her position as a social worker
Shannon Riley pled guilty this week to felony sexual conduct for having sex with one of her clients at the park.

Riley, 40, was entrusted with an adult man who had a "history of chemical dependency and past sexual abuse," according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office. In early 2011, Riley took him to a medical visit then took him to a park, where she had sex with him, she admitted in court Wednesday.

The social worker was originally charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct. The other was dropped as part of a plea deal. Prosecutors also alleged in their initial complaint that on another occasion, Riley took the patient to a liquor store and gave him oral sex on the side of the road. Her car battery died during the encounter, but she managed to revive it, take the man to a motel, and have sex with him "several times."

Riley allegedly took the man to her Maple Grove home in February 2011 where she gave him four pills he believed to be vicodin and slept with him in her bed.

For those wondering where the harm was, prosecutors claim the man suffered "physical and chemical health setbacks" as a result of their sexual relationship.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman blasted Riley in a statement.

"This kind of conduct upon a person entrusted to her care is simply unacceptable," Freeman said. "We expect more from our public employees, especially those entrusted with the treatment and care of our vulnerable adults. When they violate the public trust, they must pay a serious price."

Riley faces sentencing June 4 and is expected to receive a year and a day in prison plus 10 years supervised release.

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Whatever
Whatever

Aww that poor guy had sex with a decent looking 40 year old and got blowjobs in his car and around the corner from gas stations.  That poor poor bastard just can't get a break.  Send this evil succubus to prison!

Mrgasso
Mrgasso

Happens all the time. Usually doesn't make the news.

social worker information
social worker information

This is really very disgusting news. Social worker job is to help others and let them out of the situation what they are facing. Such people should not be remain on reputed position.

Gene
Gene

It may seem strange but the standard past tense of "plead" is actually "pleaded," not "pled."

David T Bruning
David T Bruning

So is this "rape" or not? Per the new FBI definition, "The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim."

Apparently HE must have raped her"

Geargirly
Geargirly

HUH???? Did you read this before you posted it?? 

Mike W.
Mike W.

Nice catch!  And it is not strange, but then again, the "English" language is full of such quirks.

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