- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A western Massachusetts school district has settled a lawsuit brought by three women who said they were sexually assaulted by a counselor when they were in elementary school.

A lawyer for the women, now in their 20s, tells The Berkshire Eagle (https://bit.ly/2sQV2vb ) that the settlement ends the lawsuit filed against the Berkshire Hills Regional School District in 2016.

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but the original lawsuit sought $4.5 million in damages.

Berkshire Hills Superintendent Peter Dillon declined comment.

The women said Scott Muir assaulted them from 2003 until 2006 when he worked as a student support center coordinator at a now-closed Stockbridge school.

Muir denied the allegations and testified in his own defense at his 2014 criminal trial. He was acquitted of all charges.

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Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, https://www.berkshireeagle.com


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