The guardian of a 15-year-old girl has introduced litigation against two Oregon school districts for failing to keep the student safe from a teacher now convicted of sexual abuse. The civil suit targets both the Eugene and Springfield school districts and is asking for $18.6 million for economic and psychological damages sustained in the incident.
A 34-year-old man from Oregon is the latest individual to introduce civil litigation against a retired Catholic priest, claiming that he molested him and a number of others as boys many years ago. The man is seeking $3 million to compensate for a long period of pain, suffering and emotional trauma. The man's lawyer claims the sexual abuse has taken a toll on the man's present-day relationships.