An Oklahoma school district has paid out $125,000 to the family of a 15-year-old boy who was raped by his 8th grade English teacher.
Middle school teacher Jennifer Caswell, 31, admitted to the court that she did engage in sexual relations with her student… right in the classroom.
Caswell was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The Daily Mail reports:
The boy’s father filed a lawsuit alleging the school – Hollis Middle School – had played a part in covering up the crime.
Now, two years after the disgraced teacher was sentenced, the family have finally been compensated for the teenager’s strife.
The family, who we are not identifying because the boy was a victim of a sex crime, allege he was told to keep his mouth shut about his relationship with Caswell.
She appeared on the Dr Phil Show claiming that she was ‘not a rapist’ and blamed the 15-year-old boy for making the first move.
Caswell, who was formerly known by her married name Saxton, said she was disgraced by her 10-year sentence and said: ‘I didn’t force anything. I didn’t manipulate. I didn’t take advantage.’
But Hollis Public Schools agreed to pay the six-figure sum to settle the claims made against them in relation to the illicit relationship.
The parents of the 15-year-old said that the teen suffered greatly because of what she did to him.
Once word got out to classmates about their relationship, the boy was bullied. His grades also suffered, and he had to stop doing extra-curricular activities.