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Iowa school district to pay $619K in student sex abuse case

May 29, 2019

MARION, Iowa (AP) — The Marion school district in eastern Iowa has settled another lawsuit with a family who alleged their child was sexually abused by a 15-year-old classroom volunteer.

Television station KCRG reports that the Marion Independent School District will pay $619,000 to the family, which was the fifth of six families to sue the district over abuse of kindergartners. The district has so far agreed to pay a total of more than $3.3 million to victims’ families.

The 15-year-old boy was convicted of sexual abuse in 2016.

The kindergarten teacher who oversaw the class was acquitted in 2018 of failing to report sex abuse allegations. Prosecutors had said two students at Starry Elementary told the teacher in 2016 that they were being abused by the volunteer and that she failed to report it.

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Information from: KCRG-TV, http://www.kcrg.com

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