BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) (News App readers click here to access full suit) — A young woman was sexually assaulted by a restaurant worker at Boca Grove and Country Club, and the community’s management did nothing to prevent it. That’s the salacious claim made by an unnamed minor in a lawsuit just filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court.
The accused employee committed suicide after police launched an investigation.
According to the suit, “Plaintiff H.G. Is a minor child who along with her parents, at the time of the incident, resided in Palm Beach County. Plaintiff and her parents now reside in Broward County. S.G. and F.G. are H.G’s. parents and legal guardians.”
The lawsuit claims the minor was sexually assaulted by restaurant worker Jeffrey Raymond. There is no record of a criminal charge being filed against Mr. Raymond in Palm Beach County for the alleged 2019 incident. The court filing states that he committed suicide once police launched an investigation.
From the suit, “Boca Grove knew or should have known that Mr. Raymond was spending time in the clubhouse both during working hours and off hours with young, impressionable minor girls, including in the gym and other areas, which were not part of his job duties. Boca Grove negligently failed to supervise Mr. Raymond and ensure that he was not inappropriately engaging with the young minor girls. In or about November 2019, Mr. Raymond induced HG and sexually assaulted her in a room located adjacent to the gym.”
Attorneys allege that, “Boca Grove breached its duty of care by failing to properly supervise Jeffrey Raymond and for months Boca Grove allowed Jeffrey Raymond to consort with multiple minor children. The negligence of Boca Grove ultimately led to Jeffrey Raymond sexually assaulting HG.”
The suit states that the victim suffered “bodily injury and resulting pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, expensive hospitalization, medical and nursing care and treatment, loss of earnings, loss of earning capacity and ability to earn money in the future and the aggravation of previously existing conditions. The losses are either permanent or continuing in nature and HG will suffer from losses in the future.”
The suit, which you can read in its entirety below, seeks in excess of $30,000 — the statutory minimum for circuit court.
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There was no immediate response filed by Boca Grove.Boca-Grove
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