A former Camp Mendenhall therapist pleaded not guilty today after being ordered to stand trial for sexual conduct with a 16-year-old boy, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Ana Patricia Moennich, 35, faces one felony count each of contact with minor for sexual offense and oral copulation of a person under 18, according to Deputy District Attorney Seth Carmack.
She is also charged with a misdemeanor count of child molesting.
She pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday after being held to answer on all counts on Sept. 23.
A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Nov. 4 at Antelope Valley Courthouse.
Moennich worked as a therapist at Camp Mendenhall where the victim served a juvenile sentence, the prosecutor said.
She is charged with having sexual relations with the teen between April 27, 2013 and Nov. 22, 2013 while he attended therapy sessions, according to the prosecuter.
If convicted as charged, Moennich faces up to six years in state prison.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.