State licensing regulators have revoked the license of a certified social worker, who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 16-year-old she counseled while an intern with state Social Services, documents said.

The revocation came by default after Laura Lee Free-Campbell, Provo, failed to respond to a petition against her license issued by the state Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, an order said.Free-Campbell was a graduate social work intern in the state's Child Protective Services program last year when she was assigned to counsel a 16-year-old girl, the petition said.

Free-Campbell counseled the teenager until the three-month internship ended March 28. In early July, about a week after Free-Campbell received her social work license, she "repeatedly engaged in sexual activities" with the former patient, the petition said.

In October she entered a guilty plea to one count of forcible sexual abuse, a third-degree felony, in 4th District Court, the petition said.

Based on her conviction and her alleged relationship with a former patient, the petition said, the division had accused Free-Campbell of two counts of unprofessional conduct.