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Women seeking treatment allegedly instead abused : Cook Co. prosecutors say 6 were assaulted at Timberline Knolls site

Mar 06, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

The women and girls who come to Timberline Knolls are in crisis. They arrive at the nationally recognized treatment center after suicide attempts or addicted to drugs, overwhelmed by mood and eating disorders.

But instead of finding safe harbor, some reported being traumatized in new and horrible ways. Cook County prosecutors allege that a Timberline Knolls counselor, Mike Jacksa, sexually assaulted or abused six patients last year at the leafy 43-acre rehab center in suburban Lemont. Form...