CSAO: APRN to Serve 23 Years in Sexual Assault, Medicaid Fraud Cases

APRN to Serve 23 Years in Sexual Assault, Medicaid Fraud Cases

An advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) was sentenced today to serve 23 years in prison on sexual assault and Medicaid fraud charges involving child victims.

JAY T. MOHLER-AVERY, of 25 Mountain Street, Hartford, pled guilty in the Superior Court for the Judicial District of Tolland to one count each of Sexual Assault in the First Degree and Risk of Injury to a Minor and two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Sexual Assault in the First Degree.

He also pled no contest to one count of Insurance Fraud for billing the state’s Medicaid program for a bogus medical appointment where he sought to arrange sexual relations with an infant child.

Mohler-Avery was sentenced by Superior Court Judge William H. Bright, Jr., to a total effective sentence of 23 years to serve in prison followed by 20 years of special parole. He also is required to register with the state’s Sex Offender Registry for the remainder of his life and is subject to a standing criminal restraining order until 2068 with regard to the victim of a sexual assault case originally filed in Hartford Superior Court.

The Hartford case was transferred to the Tolland Superior Court where the pleas were entered and sentence imposed today.

Mohler-Avery, a state-licensed advanced practice registered nurse/nurse practitioner and owner of the Connecticut Family Care Center in Vernon, was initially arrested by Vernon police and subsequently arrested by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney.

Inspectors in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit found that Mohler-Avery billed Medicaid for an October 2012 office visit where he tried to arrange sexual activity with the child patient and during which no medical treatment was rendered.

The cases were prosecuted by Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Elizabeth C. Leaming of the Office of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Tolland and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. The Division of Criminal Justice expresses its appreciation to the Vernon Police Department for its very thorough investigation and to the Practitioner Licensing Section of the Connecticut Department of Public Health and the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General for their assistance.

Content Last Modified on 6/27/2014 8:03:51 AM