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M.E.D., et al. v. State of Washington DSHS – $900,000 Settlement

About the case

The State of Washington paid $900,000 to two sisters to resolve claims of sexual abuse suffered in foster care.  The State of Washington negligently licensed the foster home where the abuse took place when it granted a foster care license to Lester Drappeaux, a convicted child sex offender.  As a result, numerous children were sexually abused by Mr. Drappeaux over a near 20-year time period.


  • Settlement: $900,000

Cause Number

  • Settled before filing


  • State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)


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