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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Settlement of Lawsuit Related to Sexual Assault of Student by Teacher
Billings school district settles rape lawsuit
Published 6:20 a.m., Wednesday, October 31, 2012
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Billings school district and its insurance carrier have agreed to pay nearly $91,000 to the family of a former Billings Senior High student who committed suicide in February 2010 after a former teacher was charged with raping her.
The girl's mother, Auliea Hanlon, filed the lawsuit. Her daughter died just weeks before her 17th birthday.
Rambold, a business and technology teacher, was charged in October 2008 with three felony counts of sexual intercourse without consent. After the girl's death, Rambold received a deferred prosecution agreement in which the case would be dismissed in three years if Rambold completed sex-offender treatment.