La. high court to hear suit over sex assault

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Posted: Apr 2, 2010 6:08 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Louisiana, sex, assault, lawsuit, Supreme Court, Lafayette Parish School Board, middle school, student

The Louisiana Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal in a lawsuit against the Lafayette Parish School Board over a middle school student's alleged sexual assault in 2004.

The girl's family sued the school board after she reported being assaulted while walking home from school after detention.

Her lawsuit claims she was told she couldn't ride a bus available for students who stayed late for extracurricular activities.

The Supreme Court will hear the case on May 11.

After a lower court sided with the school board, a state appeals court ruled in the girl's favor and awarded her family more than $120,000.

The school board has questioned whether the girl was assaulted.

Nobody has been charged with the crime.

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