Therapist sues Tanya Kach, her attorney and publishing agency for defamation
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, 4:26 p.m.
A White Oak therapist has filed a lawsuit in Allegheny County against Tanya Nicole Kach, a woman held hostage by a school security guard for 10 years, claiming Kach defamed her in her book, “Memoir of a Milk Carton Kid: The Tanya Nicole Kach Story.”
Janice Pope, the therapist who treated Kach for a number of years after she fled captivity in 2006, also named Lawrence Fisher, Kach's civil attorney, and Tate Publishing Co., which published Kach's book in October 2011, in the lawsuit filed on Friday.
Kach, 31, went missing in February 1996 and resurfaced in March 2006 at a convenience store after fleeing the home Thomas Hose shared with his parents. Hose had worked as a guard for St. Moritz Security Services at what was then Cornell Middle School in McKeesport, where Kach was a student.
Hose pleaded guilty in June 2007 to charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a minor, interfering with the custody of a child and endangering the welfare of a child. A judge sentenced him to 15 years in prison.
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