St. Clair County Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson granted default judgment in a suit alleging a disabled adult was sexually assaulted.
Gleeson granted default on Dec. 6, awarding the plaintiff judgment for counts I and II. A hearing will be held at a later date to determine damages.
Plaintiff Chinetta Martin, individually and as guardian of the estate of C.D.C., a disabled adult, filed a motion for default judgment on Sept. 9. She argues that defendant Makial Lucas failed to file a responsive pleading, entitling her to default judgment.
Martin filed her complaint on May 25 against Lucas and Samuel Young III.
Martin claims C.D.C. was sexually assaulted in her school on Dec. 16, 2013, which was allegedly proven with a rape examination.
She alleges the experience caused C.D.C. to suffer severe trauma. She has also stopped going to school, leaving her unable to complete her high school education, the suit states.
Martin alleges the defendants removed C.D.C. from her class and forcefully dragged her into a closet to sexually abuse her.
She seeks a judgment of more than $50,000, punitive damages, plus court costs.
Young answered the complaint on June 27, denying the allegations against him.
Young is representing himself pro se.
The plaintiff is represented by Ryan Mahoney of Cates Mahoney in Swansea.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-287