Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Ind. Decisions - "Muncie Central rapist ordered to pay victim $750,000"
The 2010 sexual assault at Muncie Central High School has led to much litigation, here is a list of earlier ILB entries.
Here are some quotes from a story yesterday by Douglas Walker of the Muncie Star Press:
MUNCIE — It is a victory — at least a symbolic one — for the teenager who was sexually assaulted at Central High School nearly three years ago.The story also reviews the history of the incident.
A Delaware County judge has ordered Steven Moore — the then-Central student who attacked the girl in a school restroom on Nov. 9, 2010 — to pay his victim $750,000.
Where Moore, now a 19-year-old felon and ex-convict, is going to come up with that kind of money is anyone’s guess.
“We don’t know at this point,” Cari Sheehan, an Indianapolis attorney who represented the victim and her mother, said Monday when asked how collection of the judgment would be pursued. “It’s still up in the air.”
In an order signed last week, Delaware Circuit Court 1 Judge Marianne Vorhees wrote that Moore “admitted to, and was convicted of, the rape of (the victim), which occurred at Muncie Central High School;” that “rape is an intentional act of the perpetrator,” and that the girl “suffered damages as a result of the rape, including but not limited to medical and emotion damages.”
The victim and her mother previously reached an out-of-court settlement in the portion of their lawsuit that targeted Muncie Community Schools and its administrators. Terms of that settlement were not released.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 15, 2013 09:47 AM
Posted to Ind. Trial Ct. Decisions