Florida woman, 20, who was repeatedly raped by her 32-year-old geometry teacher on his school desk for a semester when she was 16 wins $49.3million compensation
Bresnniel Jansen Mones, 35, allegedly raped the 16-year-old repeatedly, on his desk during school hours
The abuse lasted an entire semester during victim’s sophomore year, in 2013, at South Dade High School
In 2014, Mones was charged on two counts of sexual act with a familial child, one count of electronic transmission harmful to minors
The disgraced teacher pled guilty to the charges
He was sentenced to six months in prison, 10 years probation and placed on the sex offender registry
Prior to the 2013 incident, Mones reportedly, was caught trying to lure another high school student
Bresnniel Jansen Mones was first charged for sexual misconduct in January 2014
A Florida jury awarded $49.3million to a former high-school student who was raped by her former geometry teacher in his classroom.
Speaking to NBC News 6 on Wednesday, the victim now 20, said: “I was 16 years old at the time, and he had complete control over me”.
“I try not thinking about it and I don’t speak of it unless I have to face a certain situation. But other than that I try and go about my normal day.”
The crimes were committed in 2013, when the victim said her teacher, Bresnniel Jansen Mones, began an inappropriate sexual relationship with the Miami-Dade sophomore, culminating in ‘a semester’s worth of abuse’.
Mones was arrested in January 2014, charged on two counts of sexual act with a familial child and one count of electronic transmission harmful to minors, NBC News reported. The victim endured a semester’s worth of abuse’ during her sophomore year, according to her lawyers.
Bresnniel Mones admitted to repeatedly raping his 16-year-old student on his desk during school hours at South Dade High School, during the 2013 school year
The victim’s attorneys said in their court filing that the 35-year-old teacher’s sexual misconduct only intensified in the lead up to his arrest. Mones’ behavior escalated from emails and texts to raping the teen on his desk during school hours, the law firm said., with Mones repeatedly raping the 16-year-old on his desk during school hours.
In his affidavit Bresnniel Jansen Mones admitted to the allegations after being read his Miranda rights.
Mones, 32-years-old when he taught at South Dade High School, began to sexually abuse the teen in 2013.
He pled guilty and was sentenced to 10 years probation along with sex offender status. He later violated the terms of his probation and was jailed.
The case affidavit states that “While acting as her teacher, between September and December of 2013, Jansen sexually abused [the victim] on numerous occasions by engaging in oral sex and digital penetration of her vagina,” the lawsuit filed in December 2014 reads.
“These acts occurred inside South Dade High School during school hours and inside Jansen’s classroom. The sexual abuse continued and escalated to rape.”
The jury mandated Mones to pay $13,906 for the former South Dade High School student’s past medical expenses.
A further $255,000 for her future medical expenses and $4million for past mental anguish, pain and suffering. $15million is for future mental anguish, pain and suffering, according to The Miami Herald.
Bresnniel Janzen Mones reportedly, was previously caught trying to lure another high school student before 2013
The biggest chunk of the compensatory award is $30million in punitive damages. The victim settled separately with the school district for an undisclosed amount.
Court records show that Mones admitted to the allegations after police read him his Miranda rights.
After pleading guilty to the charges, Mones was given six months in prison. Upon his release, he was given 10 years probation and is currently registered as a sex offender.
According to the victim’s lawyers, John Leighton and Max Panoff, the defendant had previously tried to lure another underage girl at a diffrent high school.
‘At least one other young student was approached and was engaged in a texting relationship with [Mones] attempting to groom and escalate the relationship,’ the lawyers wrote in an affidavit.
‘The girl’s parents found out, terminated it, and alerted the school. [Mones] was the subject of an investigation, which found that he made inappropriate contact with the student. But he was not disciplined.’