Connecticut Jury Awards $1M to Victim of Alleged Rape

February 23, 2010

A Connecticut teenage girl who says she was raped in the back of a taxi in Naugatuck in 2007 has been awarded $1 million in a lawsuit against the alleged attacker and the cab company.

A Waterbury Superior Court jury reached its verdict last week in the lawsuit against accused attacker Gerald Terry, Metro Taxi of West Haven and the taxi driver, Jason Hylton.

The lawsuit alleged Hylton was supposed to drive the girl from a school in North Haven to her Naugatuck home in his Metro Taxi cab, but he asked Terry, a convicted sex offender, to transport the girl instead. The girl, who was 16 at the time, claims Terry sexually assaulted her.

Sexual assault charges against Terry remain pending.

Metro Taxi says it plans to appeal the verdict.

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