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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

NC: Case Alleging Doctor Drugged, Videotaped Sexual Assault of Wife Proceeds

The wife of a North Carolina doctor has sued her husband, three of his colleagues, and a former secretary in his office.  She alleges her husband placed video equipment in their home, obtained prescriptions from his colleagues allowing him to knock her out, and made videotapes of himself sexually assaulting her:

Wanda Leinweber filed the lawsuit claiming that her husband, Clinton Leinweber, used controlled substances that had been prescribed for her by three other oncologists to drug and sexually assault her. She claims Drs. Hyder H. Arastu, Andrew Wenhua Ju and Eleanor Elizabeth Harris wrote the prescriptions in her name or allowed their signatures to be used to write the prescriptions, even though she was not their patient.

The fifth defendant, Sharon L. Grice, is listed as a former secretary in the oncology department. The lawsuit claims that Clinton Leinweber wrote multiple prescriptions for hydrocodone-chlorpheniramine to Grice, who then filled those prescriptions and gave the drugs back to the doctor, who used them to render his wife unconscious.

Hydrocodone-chlorpheniramine is a narcotic cough suppressant.

This week, a Pitt County Superior Court judge denied a motion to dismiss filed on behalf of the three colleagues and former secretary.  Those defendants argued they had no duty to the plaintiff because they could not foresee harm to her.  Reflector.com has the story.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2018/10/nc-case-alleging-doctor-drugged-videotaped-sexual-assault-of-wife-proceeds.html

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The allegations are not very unusual, unfortunately. The daughter of a law professor I know was drugged and raped multiple times. It was the night before her 19th birthday and she was in college in Texas. She was also a virgin. When I interviewed her for my forthcoming book (Sex Torts), she informed me that there is a growing genre of porn - sex with unconscious women. This sort of deranged sexual conduct is all around us, and legislatures should respond with very harsh sentences for misappropriating another's sexual free will in this fashion.

Posted by: Deana Sacks | Oct 16, 2018 10:34:15 PM

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