A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids filed by the teen sex assault victim of tutor Abigail Simon.
Attorneys for the teen — who was a 15-year-old Catholic Central High School student when he had sexual encounters with tutor Abigail Simon — have filed an appeal with the state Court of Appeals.
Simon was convicted in November 2014 of criminal sexual conduct and sentenced to prison. At trial, she claimed the teen was the one who sexually assaulted her.
In 2015, the teen filed a lawsuit against Grand Rapids Catholic Secondary School and three administrators, claiming not enough was done to prevent Simon from abusing the teen.
But Judge George Quist granted a motion to dismiss the case.
In a written document, Quist disagreed with claims that school officials knew or should have known that Simon was involved in relations with the teen.
In the lawsuit, the teen sought damages of at least $25,000 from the schools and the administrators.