Steamy Letters Create Security Concern at Sex Offender Program

Updated: 06/17/2013 8:59 PM By: Jay Kolls

A psychologist had a romance with a convicted sex offender. The problem is she oversaw his treatment and he's a convicted sex offender housed at the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center.

The psychologist, Dr. Amy Bronswick, was fired. But, the day she was fired, an investigative file obtained by 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, shows authorities had serious security concerns over the possibility the psychologist had shared sensitive security information with the client.

The woman who oversees the sex offender program at the Department of Human Services tells us state officials have determined there was no sensitive information passed between the two and the facility, which houses nearly 200 violent sex offenders, is secure.

Deputy DHS Commissioner, Anne Barry, tells us the relationship was unethical and unprofessional and the department continues to monitor the phone calls and letters between Dr. Bronswick and the client.