DHS settles child abuse case for $15 million

james mooneyMcMinnville, Ore. — The Department of Human Services agrees to a settlement worth $15-million dollars after the abuse of nine foster children.

DHS says James Mooney and his wife were certified foster parents for four years when a three-year-old, previously in their home, told Adults Mooney had sexually abused her.

Mooney was arrested and was sentenced to 50 years in prison. Upon review, DHS discovered errors in the certification process of the Mooney household.

On Thursday DHS reached the 15-million dollar settlement involving the nine abused children. A review of the agency is underway.

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