Man Convicted of Sexual Assault

Christopher Bathum, 56 years old and founder of a Los Angeles drug and alcohol treatment facility was convicted of sexually assaulting seven women. He was found guilty of 31 counts, including forcible rape, sexual penetration by foreign object, forcible oral copulation and sexual exploitation. Christopher Bathum owned and operated Community Recovery of Los Angeles and other entities in Southern California and Colorado. The evidence presented at trial indicated that Bathum preyed upon female patients between 2014 and 2016, providing them with drugs as they battled to overcome their addiction, then sexually assaulted them while they were under the influence. The ages of the victims range from their 20’s to their early 30’s.