Convicted Child Rapist Must Pay $127 Million in Damages
POLK COUNTY, Iowa — A Bondurant man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl has now been ordered to pay her and her family more than $100 million.
James Hohenshell was convicted in 2014 of lascivious acts with a child and supplying alcohol to a minor.
Hohenshell supplied alcohol to a group of minors, including the victim, who were at his home for a party for one of his children. He then performed sex acts on one of the children.
That victim and her family then filed a lawsuit against Hohenshell for the damage caused to their child and their own loss of affection from their child they say followed the sexual assault.
Thursday a jury agreed with the family and awarded them $127 million in damage.