$13.5 million awarded to family of boy assaulted at daycare

MINNEAPOLIS — A Hennepin County jury returned a verdict of more than $13.5 million in the case of a 3-year-old boy who was physically and sexually assaulted at a daycare facility.

According to evidence presented at the trial, in January 2008, the boy “JK” was entrusted to the care of defendant “New Horizon Kids Quest Inc.” The center’s staff left him unsupervised for more than 90 minutes and during that time a 9-year old-boy physically and sexually assaulted him.

Surveillance cameras in the daycare facility captured a portion of the assault, but much of the crime took place outside the camera’s view.According to evidence, JK is now ten-years-old, hyper-vigilant, prone to violent outbursts and has difficulties regulating his emotions or reacting to everyday stimuli. Medications and ongoing therapy have helped, but medical experts testified at trial that JK’s damage would never fully heal.

source: http://www.kare11.com/story/news/2015/02/02/135-million-awarded-to-family-of-boy-assaulted-at-daycare/22777759/