Cahokia school district suit over girl's sexual assault moved to July

Amelia Flood Apr. 14, 2011, 6:53am


A status conference has been moved to July in a suit brought against Cahokia Unit School District #187 by a mother who claims bad security led to her daughter's sexual assault.

A third party defendant, Clifford Rowlings, was also brought into the suit by the school district in March.

St. Clair County Associate Judge Andrew Gleeson signed the order March 28 moving the suit's status conference to July 18 at 9 a.m.

Plaintiff Precilla Rice is suing the school district on behalf of her daughter for damages in excess of $200,000.

She claims that the school district did not meet its duty to keep her daughter safe by having lax security measures.

The plaintiff contends that because of the lax security at her daughter's school, her daughter was sexually assaulted by a man who slipped through an unlocked door.

The incident is alleged to have happened in 2008.

The school district denies the claims.

Rowlings, who is currently incarcerated, came into the case March 2.

Robert Forbes and Christopher Hoffmann represent the plaintiff.

Donald Ohl and Stephanie Galetti represent the school district.

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

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