Jury Verdict News: Fontana Unified employee awarded $6.5 million in sexual assault case

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The school district issued a statement Tuesday saying the jury’s verdict represented less than 10 percent of the amount the plaintiff asked the jury to …

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SAN BERNARDINO >> A jury has awarded a former Fontana Unified School District police dispatcher nearly $1.5 million after the woman sued the district and one of its former police officers, who she accused of raping her while on duty.

Following a 21-day trial that began on Jan. 20 and spanned six weeks, a jury returned Monday with a judgment of $1,487,000 in compensatory damages against the school district and its former police officer, John Frank Garcia.

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