Adam Lanza's Therapist Gave Up His License

Psychiatrist allegedly had sexual relationship with patient: records
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2013 12:30 AM CST
Adam Lanza's Therapist Gave Up His License
In this Dec. 15, 2012 file photo, a flag flies at half-staff on Main Street in Newtown in honor of the 26 people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.   (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

(Newser) – A psychiatrist who saw Adam Lanza several years ago gave up his license last year after he was accused of sexual relations with a patient, the AP reports, based on newly-available public records. Dr. Paul L. Fox hadn't seen Lanza since Lanza was about 15, he told police following the Sandy Hook shooting, but he had previously been Lanza's main psychiatrist, the Connecticut Post notes. The teen, he recalled, had aggression issues and may also have had Asperger's syndrome. Fox found him "very rigid and resistant to engagement," officials said, per the Post.

Fox gave up his license in July of last year after a patient, who started seeing him in 2010, reported that they'd had a sexual relationship, a Connecticut public health department probe found. That relationship included sexual encounters in the office as well as leisure time together, a draft report from the investigation said. Fox hasn't admitted to wrongdoing, but he voluntarily gave up his medical licenses in Connecticut and New York. He now lives in New Zealand. (Read more Adam Lanza stories.)

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