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Woman Seeks To Dismiss Coach Sex Abuse Case
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A woman alleging she was molested by a female coach a decade ago while attending school in New London is dismissing a federal lawsuit against the school district.
The woman, identified as Jane Doe, says in documents filed Tuesday an Iowa Supreme Court opinion last month makes it impossible to continue.
In a 4-3 decision the court said the lawsuit wasn’t filed within the time required.
The woman’s attorney had tried to convince justices that victims suing schools should have up to two years from the time they discover damage to sue. The court ruled such lawsuits must be filed within two years of when damage occurs.
The woman says emotional problems from the sexual relationship didn’t surface until a 2011 psychologist visit. She filed suit in 2012.