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Convicted Rapist Sues Victim

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is seeking an injunction to prevent convicted rapist, Allen Adgers, from using legal process to harass his victim.

According to the AG, Adgers, 41, who is serving a 13-year prison sentence for kidnapping, raping and assaulting his victim, has initiated at approximately two dozen lawsuits in the last four years against judges, prosecutors and even the victim in his case.

As part of the litigation, Adgers has used civil subpoena powers to force his victim to answer questions, using the opportunity to ask her about her past sexual experiences, bra size and other personal details.

Sadly, this is not an isolated story as our legal system contains few constraints to prevent abusive litigation of this sort. (Past coverage on frivolous prisoner suits: (June 13, 2005)



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.