Monday, January 24, 2011

Richmond High Gang Rape Victim Awarded $4M in Settlement

By Rachel Swan
Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 5:14 PM

The teenage girl who was beaten and gang-raped outside a school dance at Richmond High received $4 million from West Contra Costa Unified School Disctrict, the San Francisco Examiner reports. According to the settlement, the victim, who was 15 at the time of the incident, will receive $2.5 million up front, and the rest in installments. The rape happened in October, 2009, after the victim followed a friend to a dark corner of the school yard during a homecoming dance. Other students watched and videotaped on cell phones as she was beaten and assaulted for more than two hours. The victim has since relocated. Meanwhile, Richmond High installed new lights and security cameras in the part of campus where the rape took place.

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