Former Pasadena Therapist Slapped with Prison Sentence for Sexually Abusing Patients
Photo: Edgar Gustavo Villamarin
PASADENA – Back in February 2019, Pasadena Police Department released a mugshot of a local therapist believed to have molested patients in his office on the 100 block of Orange Place. Edgar Gustavo Villamarin (dob 3/19/54) of Pasadena – who’d previously had his license revoked, then reinstated nearly two years later in 1998 – was under investigation.
The suspect was arrested for sexual battery on 11/27/2018, posted the $25K bond, then was released.
Next, the investigation revealed an earlier incident on 11/11/2016 – another woman, who’d previously
reported similar allegations at her scheduled appointment with him.
The Pasadena marriage and family therapist was suspected of sexually assaulting two clients. Police
Investigators sought more possible victims, urging anyone with information to come forward.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office charged Villamarin on Jan. 9, 2019 for assault with intent to
commit a felony, two counts of sexual battery by restraint, two counts of false imprisonment by violence, and one count of attempted sexual battery by restraint. $450K Bail was set, and he appeared in
court the next day.
Nine months later, the D.A, announced on 09/24/2020 that Villamarin pleaded no contest to sexually
abusing seven patients. The defendant “entered the plea to seven counts of sexual battery by fraud in
case GA104966,” said Ricardo Santiago.
“The victims were touched or fondled by Villamarin between 2014 and 2018,” said Prosecutor, Deputy
District Attorney Lisa Daruty Tanner. Originally scheduled to be sentenced on December 1st in
Department J of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pasadena Branch – the defendant’s sentencing
took place on 01/21/2021.
Ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, Villamarin was sentenced to four years in