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Judge awards $16M to woman sexually assaulted by top administrator at Minnesota treatment center

A state judge has awarded $16 million in damages to a former female patient at a Minnesota drug treatment center who alleged that she was raped repeatedly by the facility's top administrator.

The large judgment comes more than three years after Bruce L. Biddlecome, the former executive director of Douglas Place Treatment Center in East Grand Forks, Minn., was accused of sexually assaulting the patient on outings to a nearby store and once in her bedroom at the facility. The victim, who was ordered to receive drug treatment as part of a criminal sentence, said Biddlecome threatened to have her sent back to jail if she did not comply with his demands for sex.


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