Patient accuses Illinois social worker of making him her ‘sex slave’

GENEVA, Ill. - A former social worker at a suburban Chicago mental health center has been charged with sexual misconduct involving a disabled person.

Christy Lenhardt formerly worked at the Elgin Mental Health Center. On Thursday she was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

The charges against the 53-year-old Lenhardt relate to allegations made in a federal lawsuit filed in November by Benahdam Hurt of Aurora. He accuses Lenhardt of making him her sex slave during a nearly three-year relationship. It wasn't immediately known if Lenhardt has a lawyer.

The 24-year-old Hurt was involuntarily committed for treatment to the Elgin facility in 2014 after he was found not guilty by reason of insanity for felony aggravated battery of an Aurora peace officer. He remains under treatment at Chicago Read Mental Health Center.