LAUSD reaches $5 million settlement with victim who was sexually abused by teacher

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached a settlement and will pay $5 million to a former student who was molested in a classroom by a teacher in 2011.

The incident occurred at Edison Middle School in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood of South L.A. when the victim was 13 years old.

Attorneys for the young woman, who is now 20, called it the largest payout to a single sexual abuse victim made by LAUSD, the second-largest school district in the U.S.

District lawyers say they hope to make payment within 30 days.

The case prompted state lawmakers to pass new measures involving minors and adults in positions of authority.
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