Our Michigan personal injury lawyers filed a multiple count civil lawsuit in the Oakland County Circuit Court on behalf of a female high school student who was sexually assaulted by the husband of a teacher employed by the Oxford Community Schools. The lawsuit names the Oxford Community Schools, the teacher, and the teachers deceased husband as Defendants in the case.
The lawsuit alleges that the teacher befriended our client when she was a freshman at Oxford High School. After developing a relationship with the student, the teacher brought her home and introduced her to her husband. The couple then "hired" our client to perform various odd jobs at their home after school and on weekends. At the time the teacher befriend our client and brought her into her home to meet her husband, the teacher knew that her husband had been previously convicted of raping the couples teenage foster child.
After developing a friendship with our client, the husband invited the student over to their home to watch a movie whereby he sexually assaulted her. The student reported the incident to the Oakland County Sheriff's Department the next day. In the months leading up to the assault, the husband showed the student pornographic material and requested that she test sex toys.
The husband was charged with criminal sexual assault and had his criminal case pending at the Oakland County Circuit Court. He committed suicide in jail as he was awaiting his trial in the matter. After his death, his wife was appointed the personal representative of his estate. The lawsuit was filed against both the teacher individually and the estate. The suit seeks damages for the physical and psychological injuries caused to the student by these events. No trial date has been set.