Dozens of child abuse survivors alleging they were routinely beaten, starved and sexually assaulted at a Christian boarding school have reached a record $100 million settlement, their attorneys announced.
Attorneys alleged hundreds of students were subjected to “horrifying and unspeakable forms of sexual, physical and psychological mistreatment” at the boarding school in the Appalachian community of Salem.
The school offered treatment for at-risk children aged 7 to 17, and for those with learning disabilities.
“The abuses suffered by these children wouldn’t be believed in a Stephen King novel,” said attorney Jesse Forbes in a statement announcing the settlement.
Inside Edition Digital has reached out for comment to the defendants' attorney but has not heard back.
Last week, the victims' attorneys announced that settlements against the former school now totaled $100 million in what is believed to be the largest settlement of its kind in West Virginia.
The suits settled last week were consolidated in a case filed in Kanawha County Circuit Court in October 2021 by a former student identified only as H.S. A previous $52 million settlement was reached in 2020. »