The former owner of the Lollipop Stop Children's Center in Vidor will have to pay $40,000 in damages after jurors in a civil case said they believe he is guilty of indecency with a child.
The decision in the case, held in the 128th Judicial Court of Orange County, was handed down last week. Jurors awarded $15,000 for mental anguish that has already occurred, and $25,000 for mental anguish that, in reasonable probability, will sustain in the future.
Court documents say jurors in the civil case agreed that former owner Cliff Parker committed an act of "indecency with a child" and determined the cash awarded to the child would, "fairly and reasonable compensate her for her injuries."
Jurors did not award any cash for medical care expenses.
Court documents associated with the civil case do not say if criminal charges have or are being pursued.
12News is continuing to investigate this case.
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