A San Jose man who sued his adoptive parents after they sexually abused him for years has been awarded $28 million.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports Friday a judge awarded 27-year-old Denis Flynn the sum in a civil suit against his adopted parents, Ralph and Carolyn Flynn, of Los Gatos.
Flynn was 9 when he was adopted from an orphanage in Russia. Soon after, his father began molesting him, at times on a daily basis. Later, his mother molested him, too.
Denis Flynn reported the abuse when he was 19 and a criminal investigation was opened.
In 2017, Ralph Flynn was sentenced to 24 years in prison. Carolyn Flynn received a 12-year sentence.
Flynn says he wants to use some of the money to start a physical and mental-healing business.