OAKLAND, Calif., July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- An autistic special needs student who was exposed to repeated sexual touching at the hands of other students on campus has filed a second lawsuit against the West Contra Costa Unified School District after his successful 2012 case failed to stop his molestations at school. The student, identified only as Brennon B. claims the District has continued to violate its obligations to protect him even after the first lawsuit resulted in the District's payment of $1.4 Million dollars to establish a trust for the special needs arising from a pattern of earlier abuse.
"This is a very sad day for all special needs students in Contra Costa County and their families, because we cannot count on the schools to protect them from abuse even when it is reported. Not only was my child sexually abused in a school bathroom in 2012, when he was supposed to be supervised, he was repeatedly touched through 2015 and the District still has done nothing to protect him," stated Bellinda B., parent and Guardian of the student. Micha Star Liberty, attorney for the family, added "This District has stubbornly failed to report the repeated incidents to law enforcement as mandated by the Penal Code."
The second lawsuit was prompted not only by the continued abuse, but by the District's retaliation against the student and his family after its payment in the first case was made.
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