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OHIO JURY AWARDS RAPE VICTIM $2 MILLION

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A woman who was abducted, raped and robbed in a downtown Cleveland parking lot while the lot attendant slept in his locked booth has won a $2 million judgment.

A Common Pleas Court jury took less than two hours Tuesday to return its verdict, which included a $100,000 award to the woman's husband.Officials said the woman had just left her job and was walking toward her car when a man attacked and raped her at 6:30 p.m. on July 25, 1989. Although she fought and screamed for help, the attendant - a college student working 14-hour shifts - was asleep and did not hear her.

The assailant was never apprehended.

The parking lot operator, System Parking, refused an out-of-court settlement prior to the trial, claiming the company was not responsible for providing security for its customers.