Registered sex offender takes local woman to court

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By Carol A. Clark

A jury was selected and opening arguments and initial questioning began today in a case that due to repeated postponements and cancellations has dragged on for more than a year.

Thomas Edward (Ted) Vives, a registered sex offender, filed a complaint in early 2008 charging longtime Los Alamos resident Linda Hull with intentional interference with contractual relations, infliction of emotional distress, false light invasion of privacy and malicious abuse of process for speaking publicly of his sex-offender status.

Hull filed a counterclaim in April 2008 charging Vives with malicious abuse of process, intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault and injunctive relief for allegedly harrassing and intimidating her and costing her some $100,000 in legal fees before today's case to defend herself against his charges.

Read the full story in the Los Alamos Monitor.