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California Jury Awards $2.28 Billion to Woman Who Was Sexually Abused by Her Stepfather

A Southern California jury has awarded $2.28 billion to a woman who was molested for years by her stepfather, her attorneys announced.

The panel in Riverside County Superior Court awarded damages on Tuesday to a woman described in court papers only as Jane Doe who said she was sexually assaulted by her stepfather from the age of 5 until she was 14, according to an announcement by the law firm of Gary A. Dordick.

The lawsuit alleged that beginning in the 1980s, the stepfather sexually abused the girl.

The assaults took place at their Lake Elsinore home and at events, meetings and property of the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in which both parents were active, the lawsuit said.

Read the source article at apnews.com

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