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Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer represented a 4-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by a worker at a private daycare center. A criminal case brought by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office resulted in a hung jury, and the D.A.’s office then chose to discontinue the prosecution of the predator.

Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer became involved almost 10 years later at a time when the child was dealing with difficult emotional issues and had repressed the memory of the assault. Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer lawyers brought the case to trial against the sexual predator and against the private daycare center, which had failed to have appropriate oversight of the worker and the child. Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer proved that the child was abused and that the daycare center created an unsafe environment in violation of the safety standard for daycare centers. Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer won a verdict against the sexual predator and against the daycare center, having assembled evidence that was 10 years old. After the verdict, a substantial confidential settlement was reached to take care of the victim.