A southern California school system will pay $2.25 million to a teacher’s sex assault victim who was impregnated by another student.
According to the Southern California News Group, the settlement raises the total amount paid by Redlands Unified School District to Laura Whitehurst’s victims to $8.25 million since her arrest in 2013.
According to the plaintiff’s attorney, the most recent case was brought in 2021 by a former Redlands High School student who claimed Whitehurst preyed on him when he was 14 years old in 2007 and 2008.
Whitehurst eventually confessed to having sex with him up to 15 times in the San Bernadino classroom and at her residence.
The English teacher and soccer coach admitted to having illegal sex with three former students, one of whom she has a child with.
In 2014, the same year she gave birth, she served six months in prison and registered as a sex offender.
In 2016, the school system agreed to pay another victim — the father of the teacher’s child — $6 million for the abuse he endured.
Whitehurst became pregnant after having sex with the student for a year, beginning when he was only 16 years old.
The boy claimed that Redlands Unified officials knew of his relationship with the teacher and failed to warn his family.