Attorneys say the Riverside Unified School District has agreed to pay $6.2 million to settle a lawsuit over a worker who allegedly molested three elementary school students.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise says the agreement was announced Monday by attorneys for three girls from Liberty Elementary School in Riverside. The girls allegedly were molested when they were 9 and 10 years old.
The suit claimed that the Riverside Unified School District ignored or covered up sex abuse allegations against Fernando Figueroa, a technology aide.
The Press-Enterprise says a district spokesman and attorney didn’t immediately comment on the settlement.
Figueroa has been criminally charged with sexually abusing 11 youngsters and could face life in prison if convicted.