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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

AUHSD Settles Kennedy High School Sex Abuse Case for $7.9 Million

Updated: Aug 12, 2020

In settling a sex abuse lawsuit filed in February, the Anaheim Union High School District has agreed to pay $7.9 million to five former John F. Kennedy High School girls water polo athletes. The suit alleged that the district concealed complaints of sexual abuse, molestation and harassment against a former coach from parents, students, and law enforcement.

Joshua Owens, who coached water polo and swim at Kennedy High School in La Palma, pleaded guilty last year to committing sex crimes against three underage girls between 2014 and 2016.

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