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East St. Louis resident accuses students of sexual assault

By Louie Torres | Jun 7, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A mother is suing Makial Lucas and Samuel Young, III, students, claiming they sexually assaulted a disabled person.

Chinetta Martin of East St. Louis, individually and as guardian of the estate of C.D.C., a disabled adult, filed a complaint on May 25 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they sexually assaulted C.D.C..

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on Dec. 16, 2013, C.D.C. was sexually assaulted in her school, which was proven through a rape examination performed on her. The experience caused severe trauma, causing her to stop going to school and leaving her unable to complete her high school education, the suit says. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly removed C.D.C. from her class and forcefully dragged her into a closet to sexually abuse her causing physical injuries and trauma.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants for actual damages in excess of $50,000, punitive damages plus court costs. She is represented by Ryan J. Mahoney and David Cates of Cates Mahoney LLC in Swansea.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16L287

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