Judge: Rapist should pay $10M to Arizona prison teacher

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Posted: Aug 09, 2016 12:19 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal magistrate is recommending a convicted sex offender who raped an Arizona prison teacher be ordered to pay her $10 million in damages.

The woman who was raped inside a prison classroom in January 2014 has already received a $3 million settlement from the state.

Attorney Scott Zwillinger says there's little chance of collecting from Jacob Harvey if U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton accepts the magistrate's recommendation. But he could inherit money or receive cash from his tribe, which owns several Arizona casinos.

Harvey was just 20 and serving a 30-year term when he assaulted the teacher. Last year, he was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to the rape. The Associated Press has not named the teacher because she is a victim of a sexual assault.

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