Teen molested by Catholic school teacher gets record $8 million from L.A. archdiocese

Source: Los Angeles Times

BY RICHARD WINTON

For more than a year, some at San Gabriel Mission High School had expressed concerns about Juan Ivan Barajas.

Officials received reports about suspicious behavior between the athletic director and students at the all-girls campus from a coach and a parent, as well as in at least two anonymous letters.

Still, Barajas continued to oversee the office he used repeatedly to molest a 15-year-old.

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles recently agreed to pay a record $8-million settlement to the victim, now 18. It is the largest individual settlement by the local church in a sex abuse case.

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