Teen Gang-Rape Victim in Calif. Settles for $4M

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - Attorneys say a teenage girl who was
gang-raped outside a Northern California high school reached a $4
million settlement with the school district.

The value of the deal in the civil claim against the West Contra
Costa Unified School District was revealed this week.

It was approved by a judge in November, but its terms were not previously disclosed.

The girl's attorney, Richard Schoenberger, says district officials agreed that it was not in the girl's best interest to endure depositions or a civil trial.

The Contra Costa Times reports that only $100,000 of the amount is coming from the school district.

The rest is covered by a joint powers authority of which the district is a member.

Six people have pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the
October 2009 rape, which occurred during the Richmond High School
homecoming dance.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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