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pay woman settlement
A $4 million lawsuit filed by a woman who was sexually abused while a patient at the defunct DEFUNCT. A term used for one that is deceased or dead. In some acts of assembly in Pennsylvania, such deceased person is called a decedent. (q.v.) Lane County Psychiatric Hospital psychiatric hospital
A hospital for the care and treatment of patients affected with acute or chronic mental illness. Also called mental hospital. in 2002 has been settled with a $120,000 payment by the county and PeaceHealth, which operated the hospital under contract with the county.
The abuser, Christopher Carl Neubauer, 30, was convicted in 2004 for second-degree sexual abuse against the woman. The lawsuit claimed Neubauer administered sedatives to her as part of her treatment and sexually abused her while she was under the influence of the drugs.
It is the general policy of The Register-Guard to not identify victims of sexual abuse. The payment was nearly equally split between the county and PeaceHealth. The settlement admitted no wrongdoing wrong·do·er
One who does wrong, especially morally or ethically.
wrongdo by either. The psychiatric hospital was closed by budget cuts in 2004.
Teens to pay fines
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BROOKINGS - Two teenagers who made four hoax calls in Brookings last year were ordered to pay restitution to the Coast Guard, serve time in juvenile hall and given probation.
Michael Plew, 17, was found to have committed four counts of disorderly conduct disorderly conduct
Conduct likely to lead to a disturbance of the public peace or that offends public decency. It has been held to include the use of obscene language in public, fighting in a public place, blocking public ways, and making threats. and given 32 days of detention in juvenile hall in addition to being placed on probation, according to according to
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3. the Coast Guard. He was also ordered to pay $53,233 to the Coast Guard.
The other youth, Levi Henry, was found to have committed one count of disorderly conduct. He was placed on probation, given eight days of detention in juvenile hall and ordered to pay $10,650 to the Coast Guard. After turning 18, Plew and Henry are required to continue to pay restitution or face jail time.
The hoax calls resulted in more than 20 hours of searching by the Coast Guard and local responders.