A woman has filed suit against the East St. Louis school district, alleging she was sexually assaulted numerous times by a security guard at her high school.
The woman, identified only as Jane Doe, alleges defendant Isaac O. Turner, an East St. Louis High School security guard, would remove her from school grounds and take her to the Alorton Motorcycle Club during the 2011-12 school year. There, he would engage in a secret physical and emotional relationship with her, then return her to school grounds after classes began, according to the complaint filed Nov. 7 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.
"The plaintiff's 'school personnel,' who were present at least twice weekly when she was brought into class late by defendant Turner, were under a duty to report said behavior as a reasonable caretaker would have believed inappropriate behavior was occurring between defendant Turner and the plaintiff," the suit states.
Doe accuses the defendants of negligence, saying they failed to conduct a reasonable investigation of Turner's background and allowed him to continue to remain employed with the school.
Doe accuses Turner of battery, saying he intentionally touched and penetrated her, and because of the incidents, Doe alleges she suffered personal and emotional injuries.
In her complaint, Doe seeks judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.
Attorney Brian L. Polinske, of Edwardsville, will represent Doe.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 14-L-736.