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School district paid $40,000 to settle student sex lawsuit

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New court documents show that Sioux City Community School District has paid $40,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the mother of a student sexually exploited by former educational specialist.

The school board earlier this month approved a $20,000 settlement agreement.

Documents filed Thursday show the district's insurance carrier will pay another $20,000.

The insurance portion was not earlier disclosed by the district.

Superintendent Paul Gausman says the district's share of the settlement will be paid from a taxpayer-funded budget section used to pay insurance premiums and legal settlements.

Police say 30-year-old Erick Deleon had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student.

He was sentenced to three years' probation and a suspended five-year sentence.

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