An American psychiatrist who was employed by Waikato District Health Board after surrendering his licence in the US amid controversy over an affair with a young patient, has pleaded guilty to her sexual assault.
Dr Paul Fox is facing 18 months in prison in his native country after pleading guilty in Danbury, Connecticut, to sexually assaulting the teenager in 2011.
The 66-year-old is infamous for treating a teenaged Adam Lanza – who went on to fatally shoot 26 people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2014 when he was 20, after murdering his mother. Lanza then turned the gun on himself.
Fox began working for Waikato DHB’s Mental Health and Addiction Services as a psychiatrist in June 2012, a month before he gave up his US medical licence where he had been registered in New York and Connecticut…