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According to the complaint, the plaintiff experienced post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression as a result of the sexual assault experienced by her teacher. (Photo: Shutterstock) According to the suit, the plaintiff experienced post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression as a result of being sexually assaulted by her teacher. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A civil case over a teacher’s sexual assault of an eighth-grade student settled for $980,000 in Sussex County, N.J., on Feb. 15.

According to counsel for the plaintiff and some defendants, in June 2016, the plaintiff, then 14 and an eighth-grade student at the Hopatcong Middle School, was sexually assaulted by her teacher, Eric Strand. (In 2017, Strand, then 57, pleaded guilty to second- and third-degree charges, and was sentenced to three years behind bars, according to reports.)

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