Summary Judgment for Defendants/Parental Guardians Affirmed in Child Molestation Case

The Court of Appeals affirmed the summary judgment for the Defendants in a case in which the Plaintiffs had sued the Defendants for negligence allegedly resulting in the sexual molestation of Plaintiffs’ five year old son by the 13-year-old boy for whom the Defendants were acting as parental guardians. Summary judgment was proper as there was no evidence that the Defendants were aware of the offender’s propensity to commit the specific type act of sexual molestation of a child prior to the offense in this case.

Jane Doe and John Doe, individually and as parents and next friends of Richard Roe, a minor v. [Defendants], 297 Ga.App. 696, 678 S.E.2d 163 (2009).

Counsel for Defendants: Lynn Roberson

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