A Mason City woman accused of having a sex with a client she was counseling has agreed to surrender her license to the Iowa Board of Social Work.
According to online documents, Lisa Bailey — who was a licensed social worker – sent “numerous” texts and made phone calls to a client earlier this year and eventually had a sexual relationship with her client. Bailey admits she was “mentally distressed” at the time and taking a prescription drug that affected her judgment. According to the Board of Social Work, Bailey was sent home from work on “multiple occasions” because she was “emotionally distraught” and Bailey was eventually fired from her job due to her “inappropriate relationship” with her client.
The board filed charges against Bailey in August. Bailey has signed a settlement agreement, voluntarily surrendering her social workers’ license.
A 62-year-old social worker from rural Newton who’s accused of having sex with a client has voluntarily surrendered his license to practice, too.
This past summer, Larry Anderson notified the Iowa Board of Social Work that he had engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a client. On July 31st Anderson was charged with sexual exploitation by a counselor. Ankeny police say Anderson had sex with a female client after she grew emotionally dependent on him. Authorities say Anderson and his client had sex in Anderson’s home.