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Former Claremont psychologist sentenced to eight years in prison

A former child psychologist convicted of inappropriately touching children was sentenced to eight years in state prison and must register as a sex offender for life, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Thomas Gary Amberson, 58, pleaded no contest on June 23 to two felony counts of lewd act upon a child. The Upland resident had a practice in Claremont and one of Mr. Amberson’s patients revealed to his parents that the defendant touched him inappropriately during therapy sessions in 2010. The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.

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