SAN JOSE, Calif. (KCBS)_ One of the largest jury awards ever for a sex-abuse case in California has been awarded in Santa Clara County.
The victim was sexually abused repeatedly over the course of several years by his foster father.
This week the San Jose jury awarded the man $30 million to be paid by the Giaretto Institute, the foster agency that failed to investigate the abuse, and the former foster father John Hardy Jackson, who was convicted in 2006.
Starting when he was 11, the victim was forced into more than 600 acts of sexual abuse in his Mountain View foster home.
Steve Estey is the attorney for the man who is now 25-years-old.
“There was a ton of harm done here. To be molested, abused, raped three to four times a week for four years, I mean the jury understood that and they realized the consequences of that harm and they compensated him”, said Estey.
The foster father is now serving a 220-year prison sentence.