NUTTY, Texas — A nurse who has had sex with a male patient on a state hospital’s sex offender registry is being sued for defamation and emotional distress.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Texas Medical Association argues that a man who was placed on the registry for years is entitled to protection under the state’s privacy law.
In the lawsuit, the nurse alleges that the man, who is identified as a sex offender and was placed under a sex offenders’ protection order after being arrested for sexual assault in 2014, told her about the incident and asked her to perform oral sex on him in order to get relief from the state.
The man has been on the sex offender’s registry since 2006, the lawsuit says.
The state says that he is barred from having sexual contact with any of the patients he has been charged with violating the sex offenders registry.
The suit claims that the sex predator has been the subject of at least nine state investigations since the registry was created in 2008.
The lawsuits claims that state investigators had conducted “extensive interviews” with the man and had “documented his conduct of criminal conduct.”
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office filed the lawsuit Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.
Paxton, who has said he was never notified of the allegations against the man before the lawsuit was filed, has said that the lawsuit should be dismissed because the man is not a public figure.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.