Mental health counselor charged with assaulting teen client

(PHOTO: Fairfax Co. Police)

FAIRFAX CO. – A mental health counselor in Fairfax County has been charged with assaulting a 16-year-old client, police say.

The teenage girl was receiving home-based mental health counseling from Carlos Perez, 68, of Bristow, who is a counselor through the National Counseling Group.

A family member of the girl told police that Perez touched the girl on two separate occasions.

After investigating, police say they charged Perez with two counts of simple assault.

Police are asking anyone else who may have experienced similar instances to call them at 703-691-2131.