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APARTMENT PROPERTY RAPE/SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES

Shadow Creek Apartments

Sewell v. First Gibralter Bank – Female tenant was raped in her apartment by a serial rapist who entered through a sliding glass door in the second bedroom of the apartment. Case tried to verdict: $2.5 Million.

Warthen v. First Gibralter Bank – Female tenant was raped in her apartment by a serial rapist who entered when victim opened her door to leave for work that morning, the intruder locked her 5 year old son in the bathroom during the assault. Case settled for $1.275 Million.

Meadowood Apartments

Keith v. Kaimor Management – Tenant was sexually assaulted in her apartment by another tenant who entered her apartment by forcing open the kitchen door.

Bookman v. Kaimor Management – Tenant was sexually assaulted in her apartment by another tenant who entered her apartment by forcing open the sliding glass door.

Coleman v. Kaimor Management – Tenant was sexually assaulted in her apartment by another tenant who entered their apartments by forcing open the kitchen door.

NOTE: The three Plaintiffs settled their cases for a total of $3.5 Million.

Royal Wood Apartments

Bagneski v. Clover Appreciation Properties – Female tenant was attacked in her apartment and stabbed 18 times by an unknown person. Case tried to verdict: $1.5 Million.

Robinson v. Clover Appreciation Properties – Female tenant was burglarized, attacked and raped in her apartment. Case settled for $475,000.

Willis v. TCT Development Co. (Kimberly Forest Apartments) – Female tenant was burglarized, robbed, battered, sodomized and raped in her apartment by a tenant of a neighboring apartment complex. Her attacker entered through a bedroom window. Case settled for $530,000.

Druid Valley Apartments

Wahl v. Krupp Realty – Female tenant was followed to her apartment from a shopping center and sexually assaulted in her apartment. As victim was entering her apartment, the perpetrator forced his way into her apartment. Case settled for confidential, structured amounts.

Lynott v. Krupp Realty – Female tenant was burglarized and sexually assaulted in her apartment. Case settled (confidential) before trial.

Doe v. Krupp Realty – Female tenant was burglarized and sexually assaulted in her apartment. Case settled (confidential) during trial.

Ballato v. Krupp Realty – Female tenant was burglarized and sexually assaulted in her apartment. Case settled (confidential) before trial.

Shaw v. Krupp Realty – Female tenant was burglarized and sexually assaulted in her apartment. Case settled (confidential) before trial.

Solomon v. Krupp Realty – Female tenant was sexually assaulted in her apartment. Case settled (confidential) before trial.

Willow Way Apartments

Cochran v. Executive Affiliates – Attacker broke in through female tenant’s back door and attacked her at knifepoint while her 11 year-old son was sleeping in the next room. Case settled for $600,000 before trial.

Campbell v. Executive Affiliates – Female tenant was attacked in her apartment. He entered through an open window and raped victim at knifepoint. Case settled for $850,000 before trial. NOTE: Both women were raped by same man in the same complex. Rapist stated during interview he was a cocaine addict who originally went to apartment complex for a pool party but ended up breaking in apartments and committing rapes because he saw the opportunity.

Caldwell Village Apartments

Doe v. Tempo Management Co. – Female tenant was attacked in her apartment. He entered through a window and raped victim at knifepoint.

Doe v. Tempo Management Co.– Female tenant was attacked in her apartment. He entered through an open window and raped victim at knifepoint. NOTE: Owner paid in excess of $1.5 Million settlement to these two women.

Related Serial Rapist Cases at Multiple Properties

Johnson v. Old Ram, Inc. (Castle Terrace Apartments) – Tenant was 9 months pregnant when she assaulted, battered and raped in her apartment at gunpoint by a serial rapist who entered through a living room sliding glass door. Case settled for $350,000.

Brown v. Brickwood Apartments – Tenant was sexually assaulted and raped in her apartment by a serial rapist who entered through a kitchen window. Case settled (confidential) before trial.

Robinson v. Gary Properties (Brittany Apartments) – Plaintiff was assaulted, battered, and raped at gunpoint in her apartment by a serial rapist who entered through a kitchen window. Case settled for $450,000.

Hall v. Wharton (Sterling Terrace Apartments) – Plaintiff was assaulted, battered, sexually assaulted and raped in her apartment by a serial rapist who entered through a kitchen window. Case settled for $350,000.

Pryor v. Wharton (Sterling Terrace Apartments) – Female tenant was raped and her daughter was sexually assaulted in her apartment by a serial rapist who entered through a kitchen window. Case settled for $300,000.

Walton v. Nations Bank (Cedarwood Apartments) – Female tenant was burglarized, assaulted and raped in her apartment by a perpetrator who entered through a sliding glass door. She believed the perpetrator was an employee of the apartment complex. Case settled (Confidential) before trial.

Other Apartment Property Rape/Sexual Assault Cases

Barr v. Gateway Management Co. – Female tenant was abducted from the common area of her apartment complex at gunpoint, sexually assaulted and raped in a vacant apartment. Case settled for confidential, structured amounts.

Doe v. Hancock House Apartments – Female tenant, a University of Georgia student, was burglarized, raped and sodomized at knifepoint by an intruder in her apartment in Athens. Management failed to repair a sliding glass door lock after a burglary 3 month prior. Victim made repeated requests that the door lock be fixed. Case settled for $385,000.

Breach v. Atlanta Housing Authority (Bowen Homes Apartments) – Female tenant was burglarized, assaulted and raped in her apartment by an attacker who entered through a ground floor window. Case settled for an undisclosed amount.

Commons v. National Operating LP (Village Square Apartments) – Female tenant was sexually assaulted and raped in her cousin’s apartment by an attacker who entered through a kitchen window. Case settled for $350,000.

Crutchfield v. Candler Apartments, LTD. (Candler East Apartments) – Female tenant was sexually assaulted and robbed by an unknown assailant in her apartment. Victim had complained to management several times about ineffective locks. Case settled (confidential) before trial.

King v. Peyton Partners (Peyton Garden Estates Apartments) – Female tenant was assaulted at the front door of her apartment by three unknown perpetrators. Case settled (confidential) before trial.

Parker v. Plant – Female victim was abducted from a public bus stop by two men who took her to a vacant apartment and took turns sexually assaulting her for about 5 hours and then left her in the vacant apartment. Case settled for an undisclosed amount.

Doe v. Post Properties (Post Lake Apartments) – Female tenant was sexually assaulted in her apartment by an unknown attacker. Case settled for $125,000.

Ingram v. Martin Manor, LTD. (Martin Manor Apartments) – Female tenant was assaulted and raped in her apartment by an unknown intruder. Case settled (confidential) before trial.

Ward v. Millett (Park Towne North Apartments) – Female tenant was assaulted and sexually battered in her apartment by 3-4 unknown male intruders. Case settled (confidential) before trial.

Phillips v. Lake Forrest (Lake Forrest Apartments) – Female tenant was assaulted, battered and raped in her apartment by an unknown male intruder. Case settled (confidential) before trial.

Zinn v. Tempo Vista Apartments Co., L.P. (Tempo Vista Apartments) – Female tenant was burglarized, sexually assaulted and raped in her apartment by an unknown intruder. He entered her apartment through a bathroom window. Case settled for $500,000.

Jones v. MAQ/Ashley River Assoc. (Ashley Run Apartments). – Female tenant was assaulted, robbed and raped by unknown intruder in her apartment. Intruder was another tenant at the apartment complex. Case settled (confidential) before trial.

Steiert v. Cornerstone Realty Income Trust (Dunwoody Springs Apartments) – Plaintiff was burglarized, sexually assaulted and raped in her apartment by an unknown intruder. He entered her apartment through a living room window. Case settled (confidential) before trial.

Hillsman v. Greyfield (Cobblestone West Apartments) – Plaintiff was burglarized, sexually assaulted and raped in her apartment by an unknown intruder. He entered her apartment through an open living room window. Case settled (confidential) before trial.

Drumm v. Chastain Properties (Chastain South Apartments a/k/a Concorde Place Apartments) – Female tenant was burglarized, sexually assaulted and raped in her apartment by an unknown attacker. He entered her apartment through a dining room window. Case settled (confidential) before trial.

Doe v. Osha Security, Inc. and Nurock Management, Inc. – Minor female was lured into the office of an apartment complex by a security guard who raped and sodomized the girl before taking photographs of her. The security guard was working at the time of the assault for a security company that had prior knowledge of his having exposed himself to a female while on duty at a different apartment complex. Case settled (confidential) before trial.

Doe v. Love Properties, Inc. – Female tenant was raped in her apartment when an assailant entered her apartment by gaining access to the attic and breaking through the ceiling of her utility closet. Case settled (confidential) prior to litigation.

Mallard v. Regency Affordable Housing Corp. (Regency Woods II Apartments).– Plaintiff was burglarized and attacked in her townhouse apartment Attackers entered through a ground floor window. Case settled (confidential) before trial.

Garrott v. Williams & Assoc. (Holiday Apartments) – Male tenant was approached outside an Apartment building by an unknown masked assailant who assaulted, robbed and shot victim in both legs.

Means v. Post Properties (The Fountains Apartments) – Female tenant was harassed and later attacked in her apartment by the apartment complex’s security guard who forced his way into her apartment. Case settled for an undisclosed amount.

Edwards v. Camden-Summit, Inc. (Summit at Lenox Apartments) – Rape case pending in Fulton Superior Court.

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