Former Farmington Psychologist Charged With Sex Assault of Former Patient

A former Farmington psychologist has been charged with the sexual assault of a former patient.

Police said the 19-year old woman went to police in September 2015 and reported that 67-year-old Dr. Daniel Affrunti, of Farmington, sexually assaulted her in his psychology office on Farmington Avenue. During the investigation, Dr. Affrunti’s license lapsed and the woman chose not to pursue criminal charges, according to police.

On June 15, the same woman told Farmington police detectives that she had been involved in an ongoing sexual relationship with Affrunti in 2016, after the initial investigation had been closed, police said.

That investigation showed the victim, a former patient of Affrunti, was still emotionally dependent on him, police said and Affrunti was arrested, surrendered to Farmington police Wednesday and was charged with second-degree sexual assault. Bond was set at $500,000.

Records posted on the Connecticut Department of Health website say Dr. Affrunti voluntarily agreed not to renew or reinstate his license in November 2015 and his license is inactive. 

It's not clear if Affrunti has an attorney. 

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