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$675,000 Settlement – inadequate supervision at day care – sexual abuse

Schools and day care facilities owe the greatest duty of care to children.  They are vulnerable and require constant supervision.  Parents rely on these facilities to care for their children.

In this case, a young boy was sexually assaulted by an older boy while at day care.  The two children were allowed to be in an area where there was no supervision by the day care staff, in violation of the facility’s own standards and reasonable care for the industry.  During that period, the older, larger child sexually assaulted the younger one.  The older child had also displayed aggressive propensities at the day care in the past and was known to be a risk.  A confidential settlement on behalf of the child was obtained by John Elliott Leighton of $675,000.



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