AP reported in the Tacoma News Tribune today:
"DSHS and the Dept. of Corrections are paying $1.5 million to a now 14 year-old girl. The girl was emotionally, physically and sexually abused while in her grandparents' home in Okanagon County despite warnings to Child Protective Services. The girl's grandfather had twice been convicted on child-molestation charges and his parole officer told CPS he might pose a danger to the child. (Ya THINK?)
DSHS spokesman Steve Williams said the two departments decided to settle the claim to spare the family and the girl from having to relive the trauma....
And they decided to announce this case in time for Saturday news...least read of all the papers and untimely for Monday talk radio shows.