Plaintiff withdraws sanctions move in Cahokia school sexual assault suit

Amelia Flood Jun. 29, 2010, 6:42am


A woman suing the Cahokia school district over securing lapses that allegedly led to her daughter's sexual assault has dropped a move to sanction the defendants.

Plaintiff Precilla Rice dropped the move for sanctions June 2, according to an order signed by St. Clair County Circuit Judge Patrick Young.

Rice is suing Cahokia District No. 187 and several of its employees for allegedly allowing a sexual offender access to her daughter through an unlocked door at Lalumier Elementary School in January 2008.

According to Rice's complaint, the district and its employees failed to uphold their duty to care for Rice's child.

She claims her daughter suffered multiple injuries and that Rice, as her mother, incurred medical expenses and other damages as a result of the alleged attack.

The suit seeks damages of more than $200,000 and costs.

The district denies the claims.

Rice moved April 28 for sanctions against Cahokia over alleged failures by the district to respond to discovery requests.

Rice is represented by Robert Forbes and Christopher Hoffman.

The district and its employees are represented by Donald Ohl and Stephanie Galetti.

The case is St. Clair case number 09-L-009.

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