Family of Bloomingdale Library Rape Survivor Sues Attacker's Family
Lawsuit says Kendrick Morris' mother and grandmother allowed him to regularly violate his court-ordered curfew, including the night of the library attack four years ago, TBO.com reports.
The rape survivor, whose identity has been withheld by the media, was an 18-year-old East Bay High student at the time. She was left unable to eat, walk or speak, although she has since made some progress through intense physical therapy.
In a lawsuit filed April 23 in Hillsborough County, Morris' mother, Lisa Stevens, and his grandmother, Lucina Stevens, are named as defendants, TBO reports. The suit claims Morris had a juvenile arrest record and a history of violent behavior before the April 2008 attack, yet his mother and grandmother regularly allowed him to violate his mandated curfew, including the night of the library attack.
TBO could not reach Lisa Stevens or Lucina Stevens for comment.
The rape survivor's family last fall sued the companies that designed and built the library.