Sexual Assault of Minor – Sale of Defendant’s home

A pre-teen was sexually molested by her elderly adult neighbor. The neighbor was convicted of indecent assault and battery and jailed. We brought a lawsuit against the abuser for civil battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The defendant’s homeowners insurer denied insurance coverage because the abuse was intentional. In order to get compensation for our client, the defendant and his wife agreed to sell their mortgage free suburban home where the abuse occurred with one-half of the proceeds going to our client and the other half to the abuser’s wife.