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Apr 8, 2014 3:06 PM

Child Counselor Surrenders License

CORPUS CHRISTI - A counselor facing several complaints of inappropriate contact with children has surrendered his license to practice.

The state board of professional counselors already suspended Robert Berlin's license several weeks ago.

The board says Berlin violated several rules, including engaging in sexual contact or sexual exploitation with one of his clients.

The decision was heavily based on one complaint which included police reports dating back to 2012 of a 12-year-old boy who told detectives that Berlin asked to see his penis during a counseling session.

The outcry by the boy led to a search of the counselors office and home. Corpus Christi police said they found what appeared to be child pornography.

Berlin's lawyer argued that the allegations are false and that her client was never charged with possession of child pornography.

The Nueces County District Attorney's office didn't file any charges because there wasn't enough evidence.

Another hearing was set to take place this Thursday to decide if Berlin's license would be revoked.

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