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School district settles Sam Case sex abuse lawsuit

Modified: Friday, Jun 6th, 2014

The Lincoln County School District recently settled a lawsuit with five families who claim their children were abused by another child at Sam Case Primary four years ago. (Photo by Dani Palmer)

NEWPORT — The Lincoln County School District has reached a $250,000 settlement with five families over a sexual abuse lawsuit.

The lawsuit claimed that a 6-year-old boy inappropriately touched other children and exposed himself at Sam Case Primary four years ago.

The money, Attorney Ken Ammann said, will be distributed among the five families as determined by evaluations.

“It’s an unfortunate situation,” he said. “I’m sure everyone involved wishes it never had occurred. The parents I worked with were always focused on the best interest of their kids.”

The lawsuit originally sought $2.9 million, but Ammann said the process was “very emotionally draining” as the parents learned more about what happened to their children during the investigation.

For the complete article see the 06-06-2014 issue.

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