GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — A psychologist in Grand Haven has pleaded guilty in a second case for sex crimes by a mental health professional.
On Jan. 3, William Kooistra pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct by a mental health professional, which is a high court misdemeanor.
Kooistra was charged on Nov. 29, 2020 for the abuse that happened in May 2020.
He was previously sentenced in 2020 to 45 days in jail for attempted fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and had his psychology license suspended. After the 2020 investigation, Kooistra’s medical license was also permanently suspended.
Police say that this second case of abuse happened before the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs suspended his license.
He is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. He faces up to two years in prison, a fine up to $2,000 or both.