SAN JOSE (AP) — A San Jose man who sued his adoptive parents after they sexually abused him for years has been awarded $28 million.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports a judge awarded 27-year-old Denis Flynn the sum in a civil suit against his adopted parents, Ralph and Carolyn Flynn, of Los Gatos.
Flynn was nine when he was adopted from an orphanage in Russia. Soon after, his father began molesting him, at times on a daily basis. Later, his mother molested him, too.
Denis Flynn reported the abuse when he was 19 and a criminal investigation was opened.
In 2017, Ralph Flynn was sentenced to 24 years in prison. Carolyn Flynn got a 12-year sentence.