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Greenwich Therapist Faces Sex Assault Charge

Kevin Root, 62
Kevin Root, 62 Photo Credit: Greenwich Police Department

A Greenwich psychotherapist was arrested on a warrant for felony sexual assault for an event that took place last year.

Kevin Root, 62, of Riverside, turned himself into to police on a warrant that was issued in connection with a reported misconduct that took place on East Putnam Road where his professional office is located, said Greenwich Police Lt. John Slusarz.

The state law Root is accused of violating concerns contact between a client and a psychotherapist, according to police.

“In August 2017 the Greenwich Police Department received a complaint that a victim had been involved in an inappropriate relationship with local therapist (Dr. Kevin Root)," said Slusarz. "The Greenwich Police Department Special Victims Section conducted an exhaustive investigation which resulted in an arrest warrant be issued for Dr. Root for Sexual Assault in the Second Degree.”

Root was also charged with tampering with a witness, police said.

He posted a $75,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on April 23.

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