Registered sex offender wants to revive lawsuit accusing his ex-child therapist of negligence for ignoring his addiction to child porn

Professor John Thomas

Professor John Thomas

A registered sex offender is asking the Connecticut Supreme Court to revive a lawsuit that accuses his former child therapist of negligence for ignoring his addiction to child pornography.

John Thomas, a professor in the School of Law at Quinnipiac University, is available to comment.

“In this case, the Connecticut Supreme Court will consider whether there are any limitations to the widely accepted legal doctrine that ‘No one shall be permitted to profit by his own fraud, or to take advantage of his own wrong, or to found any claim upon his own iniquity, or to acquire property by his own crime,’” said Thomas.

“The plaintiff in this case, Lee Greenwald, seeks to recover compensation because he committed the crime of possession of child pornography because his therapist failed to treat him for addiction to the material. The Supreme Court will decide whether the legal doctrine is absolute or whether there are certain cases in which the defendant’s conduct was sufficiently egregious to allow the plaintiff’s claim to proceed to trial.”

If you’re interested in speaking to Thomas, please call John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations at Quinnipiac University, at 203-206-4449 (cell) or 203-582-5359.



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