WA STATE PAYS FORMER TRI-CITY WOMAN RECORD $2M FOSTER CARE SEX ABUSE SETTLEMENT
December 21, 2020
Washington state paid a record $2 million to a former foster child who said she was abused in Benton County for over a decade.
Tamaki Law, which represented the now 28-year-old woman, said they believe it is the state’s largest-ever sex abuse settlement in Eastern and Central Washington.
The woman filed suit in 2018 against the state, the Department of Social and Health Services and Child Protective Services, as well as her foster mom who later adopted her.
The girl was 3 1/2 years old when she was placed