Bresnniel Jansen Mones a former Miami-Dade, Florida Geometry is ordered to pay a former teen rape victim, $49.3m in a civil suit.
Bresnniel Jansen Mones a former 35 year old Florida Geometry teacher has been ordered to pay a then 16 year old schoolgirl he repeatedly raped in class $49.3 million dollars.
Told the now 20 year old woman upon a Miami-Dade jury handing her the award, Wednesday, ‘I was 16 years old at the time, and he had complete control over me,’
Added the rape victim via NBC News 6, ‘I try not thinking about it and I don’t speak of it unless I have to face a certain situation. But other than that I try and go about my normal day.’
The Miami Herald reported the crimes taking place in 2013, when Bresnniel Mones, began an inappropriate sexual relationship with the Miami-Dade sophomore, culminating in ‘a semester’s worth of abuse’.
Mones was arrested in January 2014, charged on two counts of sexual act with a familial child and one count of electronic transmission harmful to minors.
Miami’s Leighton Law firm, who represented the victim known in court documents as C.R.R., said that the teacher’s sexual misconduct only intensified in the lead up to his arrest, with Mones, repeatedly raping the 16-year-old on his desk during school hours.
Reiterated the victim, ‘It’s crazy to see how often this goes on in the world and even though so many people keep coming out, it’s still going on,’
‘Speak out now. It’s never too late. Don’t be afraid. There’s people rooting for you.’
The lawsuit, filed in 2014, accused the School Board of neglect in failing to protect her from a teacher who the lawsuit alleged had a known history of improper behavior.
The jury said Mones would have to pay $13,906 for the former South Dade High School student’s past medical expenses; $255,000 for her future medical expenses; $4million for past mental anguish, pain and suffering; and $15million for future mental anguish, pain and suffering.
The jury also awarded the victim $30million in punitive damages. C.R.R. settled separately with the school district for an undisclosed amount.
Bresnniel Jansen Mones had attempted to lure other teen victims.
Court records show that Mones admitted to the allegations after police read him his Miranda rights.
After pleading guilty to the charges, Mones was given six months in prison. Upon his release, he was given 10 years probation and is currently registered as a sex offender noted Channel 7 Miami.
In undertones of how menacing Mones’ predatory behavior had become, John Leighton and Max Panoff, C.R.R’s trial attorneys, claim the former geometry teacher previously trying to lure another underage girl at a different high school.
‘At least one other young student was approached and was engaged in a texting relationship with (Mones) attempting to groom and escalate the relationship,’ the lawyers wrote in an affidavit.
‘The girl’s parents found out, terminated it, and alerted the school. (Mones) was the subject of an investigation, which found that he made inappropriate contact with the student. But he was not disciplined.’
Yet to be necessarily understood is how the sexual predator was able to continue his sexual acts against the child unabated and what actions the man’s employer and the school district had taken to ward off such predatory advances ….?