$6.5 million settlement reached in Florida sex abuse case

After four years of litigating against corporate defendants, one of the partners at Steinger, Greene, & Feiner, feels that justice was finally served in a Port St. Lucie sex abuse case.

Since 2007, four young girls had been victimized by a pedophile at Village Green Head Start in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The case was settled last week, and the families of the children were awarded a $6.5 million settlement, according to NewsCBS12.

“I think that they’re relieved. I think that it gives them a little bit of closure,” said attorney for the victims, Neil Anthony of Steinger, Greene & Feiner.

The pedophile is now in prison serving 20 years for “lewd and lascivious molestation of children.” He was a volunteer grandparent at Head Start.

“He would pick up the children, touch them, stroke them, kiss them and things like that,” said Anthony.

After one of the girls finally told her mother what was going on, the pedophile was arrested.

“The 6.5 million dollar settlement will go a long way to help the victims. It’s going to give the children adequate resources to get the therapy that’s recommended when something like this happens to a child at four and five years old,” said Anthony.

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Michael Steinger

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MICHAEL S. STEINGER, founding partner of Steinger, Greene & Feiner, believes in representing real people, not big businesses. Since the firm’s creation in 1997, Steinger, Greene & Feiner has never represented an insurance company or large corporation, and he vows to keep this promise. Over the course of his career, Michael has handled thousands of Florida accident cases, recovering millions of dollars for his clients and earning him membership into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Staying up-to-date on the ever-evolving laws protecting injury victims and their families, Michael is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Palm Beach, and St. Lucie Bar Associations, and sits on the Auto Insurance Committee of the Florida Justice Association.