News

Child sexual abuse victim will get millions from state

Child sexual abuse victim will get millions from state

Photo: KGMI

KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – A woman who gave birth to her first child at the age of 12 and her second ten months later will receive $3 million dollars from the state in a settlement deal.

Her mother’s boyfriend is the suspected father of both children.

In 1995, the girl, her mother, her mother’s boyfriend moved to Spokane from Bellingham.

The first child was born in Spokane.

The victim’s lawyer, Darrell Cochran says a hospital social worker told DSHS she suspected the boyfriend was the father.

Play Darrell Cochran on CPS failure

Cochran says police officers and educators in Bellingham also told DSHS they believed the same man got the girl pregnant.

But still, nothing was done to stop the abuse.

A statement from DSHS says, “The child stated the father was a student she met briefly at a school she had attended. Neither the child nor her mother disclosed any information that the child had been sexually abused.”

Recent Headlines

in Sports

World Series Game 4 in the City by the Bay

FILE - At left, in an Oct. 15, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Ryan Vogelsong throws against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning of Game 4 of the National League baseball championship series in San Francisco. At right, in a July 8, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Jason Vargas pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Vargas faces Vogelsong in Game 4 of baseball's World Series Saturday night, Oct. 25, 2014, in San Francisco.

It's Ryan Vogelsong on the mound for the Giants against Jason Vargas for the Royals.

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

beatles

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.

in Sports

Mariota throws 5 TD’s, No. 6 Oregon beats Cal

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is shown warming up for an NCAA college football game against UCLA in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

Marcus Mariota broke the Oregon record for career passing yards in the No. 6 Ducks' 59-41 victory over California on Friday night.

in Sports

Royals beat Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead

Kansas City Royals coach Ned Yost speaks during a press conference before Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.

Herrera, Brandon Finnegan, Wade Davis and Greg Holland combined for four innings of hitless relief, the longest in a Series game in 22 years.

in Sports

Ted Bishop resigns as PGA president

FILE - PGA of America President Ted Bishop speaks next to the Presidents Cup trophy at a news conference at City Hall in San Francisco, in this July 2, 2014 file photo. The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening Oct. 23, 2014 for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.

Ted Bishop has been removed as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet directed at Ian Poulter.

Bellingham Traffic