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Jury Awards $3 Million in Sex Abuse Trial
WHAT: Jury awards three million dollars for two girls in a sex abuse trial against the School Board of Highlands County. The four-day trial concluded with the jury holding the School Board of Highlands County liable for the sexual abuse committed by the husband of the manager of the school’s after-care program. The School Board was found liable under both a Title IX claim and a Negligence claim. Each girl was awarded $1.5 million.