Victim's family sues LaPorte School District for ignoring signs of sex crimes

LAPORTE, Ind. -- The LaPorte School District is slapped with an $18.7 million lawsuit.

The family of a 15-year-old girl who slept with her volleyball coach said school officials are to blame.

The girl's family said they ignored signs that the two were involved in a relationship.

Two school employees have been charged with failing to report the sex crimes.

Robert Ashcraft, a former employee at LaPorte High School, was sentenced to 21 years in prison last July.

The superintendent declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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