Raynes & Lawn represented a 4-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by a worker at a private day care 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 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’s lawyers brought the case to trial against the sexual predator and against the private day care center which had failed to have appropriate oversight of the worker and of the child. Raynes & Lawn proved that the child was abused and that the day care center created an unsafe environment in violation of the safety standard for day care centers. Raynes & Lawn won a verdict against the sexual predator and against the day care center having assembled evidence which was 10 years old. After the verdict, a substantial confidential settlement was reached to take care of the victim.