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Jury: LaPorte schools not liable for sexual contact between player and coach

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A jury has found LaPorte Community Schools are not liable in a lawsuit filed by a former student.

She claims the district did nothing to stop sexual contact between her and a volleyball coach, Robert Ashcraft.

According to Stan Madduux with our reporting partners at the South Bend Tribune, the former student was seeking $500,000 to $700,000 in damages for each of the 25 encounters.

Ashcraft was convicted in 2011 of having sexual contact with a minor.

Right now he is serving a 21-year sentence.

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