Jury: Principal molested student for years; $3M awarded

A Multnomah County jury has awarded $3 million to a young woman who said the principal of her public elementary school sexually abused her in his office when she was in second, third and fourth grade.

Posted: Jan 11, 2020 7:26 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. --- A Multnomah County jury has awarded $3 million to a young woman who said the principal of her public elementary school sexually abused her in his office when she was in second, third and fourth grade.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Jurors found 11-1 that she was molested more than a decade ago by Jeff Hays, who was principal of Deep Creek Elementary School in Damascus from 2005-2009.

The school is a part of the Gresham-Barlow School District, which is responsible for paying the verdict.

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