A 16-year-old Texas girl who claims she was sexually assaulted at a baccardot apartments in the Lubbock suburb of Lubbocks says she wants $50 million in damages.
The lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Lubbels by the girl and her parents, Jennifer and Scott Hildebrandt, accuses the Loomis of knowingly allowing the apartment complex to become “a safe haven for violent sexual predators.”
The lawsuit also claims the apartment was an “unacceptable and dangerous environment for a sexual assault victim to live in.”
“We want to be clear about what happened here,” the parents said in the lawsuit.
“We know that these allegations are completely false.
We want to know exactly what happened.
We have been through the tort process and we are still awaiting the outcome of our legal battle.
We are hopeful that our case will finally put an end to this nightmare.”
The girl’s parents say they were left feeling “violated, humiliated and humiliated” after they complained to the Laccarias in August, 2016, and received an apology two days later.
The family is seeking more than $50,000 in damages, including emotional distress, attorney Lisa Hildebrands said in a statement.
In a separate lawsuit filed in August 2016, the girl’s father says the Lomins told him that they knew of the allegations against them.
“The Laccaris, in their apology, said they ‘never saw anything like this happen,’ ” according to the lawsuit, filed in federal court in Loomisli.
The suit also alleges that Laccarinis failed to protect the girl when she reported the assault.
It claims that the Lincarinis knew that “sexual assault survivors were often targeted by these same baccariot types,” according to an Associated Press article.
Hildebrandts said she believes the Lacs are trying to use the lawsuit to “send a message that they are not taking sexual assault seriously and that they don’t care.”
“It’s a message to women, it’s a warning to children that they can’t come forward, and that it’s OK to go into hiding and be quiet,” she said.
“It’s the same message that I’ve gotten from them.
They just don’t like the fact that there are survivors out there.”
The lawsuit names the Lacas as defendants and asks the judge to order them to pay the teen $50.000 as damages.
It does not specify the damages sought.
The Loomi and Laccaroas were not immediately available for comment.