"I would go to therapy with her, at Oakwood," Huckeby recalled, "and we would have sex in her office for the entire hour." It all ended when Huckeby's ex-wife found a letter in her house, where Huckeby was still living during a period of marital separation. The seven page, handwritten letter was penned by Marchese, who was also married.
He made similar statements about his desire to kill Marchese in a telephone interview with FOX6 News from Winnebago. Despite our best efforts to prevent inappropriate behaviors, employees may act counter to our standards. To say that Kristin Marchese failed to respect professional boundaries with a patient is indisputable. But sex between therapists and their patients still happens from time to time, and a rather dramatic case in Kenosha demonstrates why Wisconsin state law considers it a crime.And that's when he met Marchese -- his new therapist at Oakwood Clinical Associates in Kenosha."She has a New York accent that -- I'm not going to lie -- turned me on," Huckeby said in a telephone interview with the FOX6 Investigators.He spoke on a patient phone inside Winnebago Mental Health Institute, where his now ex-wife, Tracy Ptak, says he's been committed for weeks. When Huckeby first start started therapy with Marchese, he told her all about his lifelong battle with mental illness, from bipolar disorder to PTSD. And, as any good therapist would, Marchese listened."It's a very intimate relationship," said Stephen Saunders, who is director of graduate studies in the Department of Psychology at Marquette University.In these cases we provide detailed reports to the Office of Quality Assuance and the Department of Safety and Professional Services.If and when legally able we also release detailed information to law enforcement and cooperate fully with any and all investigations."What she was doing was wrong, "Braun told the judge."Wasn't just wrong, it's illegal." With a wavering voice and tears in her eyes, Marchese spoke at sentencing.