Vermont Sex Abuse Victim Awarded $35M

April 23, 2014

A Vermont jury has award the victim of a sexual abuse $35 million.

A Vermont civil court jury on Friday returned the judgment against Scott Isaacson, of Hyannis, Mass., after finding he abused the now 24-year-old woman during trips to Vermont.

The 56-year-old Isaacson represented himself during the trial. He was convicted of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and served more than four years in prison.

Isaacson tells The Associated Press he was wrongly convicted in criminal court and will appeal the civil judgment.

The Associated Press generally does not identify victims of sexual abuse.

The victim’s attorney Jerome O’Neill, of Burlington, says he expects it will be difficult if not impossible to collect the $35 million, but says there’s symbolic value in the verdict.

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