- Associated Press - Friday, April 4, 2014

HOUMA, La. (AP) - An attorney says a woman who filed a lawsuit claiming she was sexually abused at age 14 at the Terrebonne Parish jail will receive an undisclosed amount of money through a settlement that will be kept sealed.

Attorney Felix Sternfels told The Courier of Houma (http://bit.ly/1gtofeI ) on Thursday that the agreement has been reached.

Once finalized, it will end a civil suit the victim, now in her 20s, filed in 2009. The suit claimed that former jail guard Angelo Vickers abused her when she was a teenager, leaving her mentally and physically scarred.

Vickers pleaded guilty in February 2011 to one count of molestation of a juvenile and was sentenced to seven years in prison. Vickers, who was 47 and a lieutenant at the time of the accusation, has been jailed since his arrest in April 2009.

According to court documents, the girl said she had sex with Vickers three times in the jail’s main control. The guard offered the girl incentives, including extra snacks and phone calls in exchange for sex, reports said.


Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com



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