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February 2, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after awarding a 13-year-old rape victim $1.2 million, a jury tacked on $1.6 million in punitive damages Thursday in one of three lawsuits against a San Bernardino County foster shelter. The case was brought on behalf of the boy, who was 11 while living at a group home known as Bronson House in 1999. He was raped at least three times by counselor Steve Ayala, who has pleaded guilty to sodomy and received a six-year prison term.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after awarding a 13-year-old rape victim $1.2 million, a jury tacked on $1.6 million in punitive damages Thursday in one of three lawsuits against a San Bernardino County foster shelter. The case was brought on behalf of the boy, who was 11 while living at a group home known as Bronson House in 1999. He was raped at least three times by counselor Steve Ayala, who has pleaded guilty to sodomy and received a six-year prison term.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first verdict stemming from charges that nine teenagers were sexually assaulted while living in San Bernardino County foster homes, a jury Wednesday awarded $1.2 million to a 13-year-old boy who was sodomized by a counselor. Jurors will begin weighing additional punitive damages today. The award, determined in two days of deliberations, was less than half of the $2.5 million requested by the boy's attorneys after the monthlong trial.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first verdict stemming from charges that nine teenagers were sexually assaulted while living in San Bernardino County foster homes, a jury Wednesday awarded $1.2 million to a 13-year-old boy who was sodomized by a counselor. Jurors will begin weighing additional punitive damages today. The award, determined in two days of deliberations, was less than half of the $2.5 million requested by the boy's attorneys after the monthlong trial.
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January 26, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a decision that could dampen the hopes of a group of teenagers who say they were raped or molested in San Bernardino County foster homes, a judge ruled Thursday that the corporate owner of the homes cannot be held liable for the actions of its employees. But in the same breath, San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge Bob N.
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January 9, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state plans to shut down a small group home in San Bernardino County where three teenagers say they were raped or molested by counselors--the first formal response to a string of sexual assaults in the region's child welfare system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what social workers characterize as a startling chain of attacks in California's foster care system, seven emotionally disturbed teenagers say they have been raped or molested in San Bernardino County group homes by counselors hired to protect them. State officials acknowledge the abuse allegations--raised in a June lawsuit filed by five of the teenagers--and say they are investigating.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even as defense attorneys labeled some of the evidence "garbage," lawyers for a 13-year-old who was molested by a counselor at his foster shelter two years ago asked a jury Monday to award the boy $2.5 million. The boy is one of nine teenagers who say they were raped or molested while living in San Bernardino County group homes--most of them by counselors who are there to protect and help them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a decision that could dampen the hopes of a group of teenagers who say they were raped or molested in San Bernardino County foster homes, a judge ruled Thursday that the corporate owner of the homes cannot be held liable for the actions of its employees. But in the same breath, San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge Bob N.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state plans to shut down a small group home in San Bernardino County where three teenagers say they were raped or molested by counselors--the first formal response to a string of sexual assaults in the region's child welfare system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what social workers characterize as a startling chain of attacks in California's foster care system, seven emotionally disturbed teenagers say they have been raped or molested in San Bernardino County group homes by counselors hired to protect them. State officials acknowledge the abuse allegations--raised in a June lawsuit filed by five of the teenagers--and say they are investigating.
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