LOGAN – An unnamed man is suing another man he claims sexually assaulted and abused him when he went to his home to cut the grass.
In early February, John Doe checked into New Beginnings Rehabilitation Center. He left New Beginnings’ care between March 20 and March 25, according to a complaint filed Aug. 18 in Logan Circuit Court.
Doe claims it is common practice at New Beginnings for clients to perform contract jobs around the community to assist them in paying for their rehabilitation services, room and board and that New Beginnings and Greg Dunn had an established referral relationship and Dunn was one of the regulars which New Beginnings’ clients performed odd jobs.
On March 30, Doe called his mother and was moaning and his mother heard another individual ordering him around, according to the suit. Doe’s mother, fearing something was wrong, called the police.
Doe claims once the police arrived at Dunn’s residence, they knocked on the door and initially denied that Doe was on his property, but eventually admitted to the police that Doe was inside the residence and currently overdosing.
The police found the plaintiff naked, with his clothes near him, turned inside out, according to the suit. The police confiscated drugs, alcohol and other pharmaceuticals from the residence.
Doe claims Dunn is liable to him for sexual abuse/harassment under the West Virginia Human Rights Act for sexually abusing and harassing the plaintiff by touching, undressing, drugging and otherwise violating the plaintiff while he was unconscious and/or unable and/or unwilling to consent.
Dunn sexually abused, molested, fondled and assaulted the plaintiff while he was at his residence to cut his grass, according to the suit.
Doe claims the defendant’s actions were reprehensible, willful, wanton, malicious and in blatant and intentionally disregard of the rights owed to the plaintiff.
Doe is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. He is being represented by Steven S. Wolfe and J. Christopher White of Wolfe, White & Associates.
Logan Circuit Court case number: 17-C-233