The psychiatrist who treated Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza has been arrested for sexual misconduct with a 19-year-old patient, for distribution of controlled substances, and for questionable billing practices and patient records retention. When detectives investigating the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School talked with Paul Fox in 2012, he told them that he had destroyed any records he had of his treatment of Lanza — two years too soon.
According to the Hartford Courant, the New York Daily News, and the website AbleChild, Paul Fox – the psychiatrist who treated Sandy Hook mass-murderer Adam Lanza – has been arrested for, among other things, conducting a year-long relationship with a 19-year-old client. Fox was prescribing numerous – “three or four” – mind-altering drugs to the patient, according to AbleChild, as well free drug samples. The patient’s mother reported that, “she was turning into a zombie.”
In 2014 AbleChild filed a Freedom of Information Act request for information on the Sandy Hook investigation, in response to Connecticut Assistant Attorney General Patrick B. Kwanashie’s refusal to release the information, for fear that such a disclosure would “cause a lot of people to stop taking their medications.”
AbleChild asks several question following Fox’s “odd” arrest at this time, among them:
- Will Sandy Hook investigators request Fox’s billing records for psychiatric “treatment” of Adam Lanza?
- Why did the state wait a year before releasing the name of Adam Lanza’s treating psychiatrist?
- Did Adam Lanza, while under the psychiatric care of Dr. Fox or while a patient at Yale Child Study Center, participate in a clinical trial?
- Could Nancy Lanza’s notes, now being withheld by the state, provide additional information about the treatment Adam Lanza received while under Fox’s care that might expose further violations of FDA clinical trial record retention laws?
Psychiatrist Who Treated Adam Lanza Charged With Sexually Assaulting Patient (Hartford Courant)