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Jury selection begins in civil trial against the Kennewick School District

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KENNEWICK, WA - Jury selection has started in a civil trial involving three men who claim a Washington school district failed to protect them from being sexually abused by a teacher and coach.
 
The plaintiffs say Kennewick School District administrators and teachers were aware of 81-year-old William B. Pickerel's out-of-town sports trips with male students, but never stopped them.
 
Pickerel pleaded guilty in 2008 to molestation and sexual misconduct with a minor for molesting five boys. He is out of prison after serving five and a half years of a ten year sentence.
 
Of the 77 jurors who responded Monday, only three were dismissed by the court.

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