LOGAN, W.Va. — On October 17, 2015, the Logan Banner published a story detailing the arrest of a Logan County teacher for sexual abuse.
The teacher was John Cain, 49, of Mallory, W.Va., and now his victim has lodged a civil suit against Cain and the Logan County Board of Education.
Cain taught carpentry at Ralph R. Willis Career and Technical School, and was also preacher at the Big Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Mallory.
Cain is currently incarcerated and is due to serve more than 20 years for his actions against the student.
Attorney Steven Wolfe recently filed a civil action in Logan County Circuit Court on behalf of the student who is referred to in the documents as “Jane Doe.”
The documents allege Cain engaged in a pattern of predatory behavior first building trust with the child before engaging in inappropriate communication and contact.
The documents allege Cain would make lewd comments toward the child which eventually escalated to physical contact.
In early 2015, Cain is reported to have forced the minor into an act of fellatio causing her to miss school in order to avoid a repeat of the event.
Cain also reportedly attempted to seduce the child with photos of his genitalia.
Doe’s suit alleges Cain and the school board violated rights granted to her by the West Virginia state constitution, sexual abuse and harassment, assault and battery, negligent hiring and supervision, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence.
Doe seeks punitive damages from Cain and the school board to compensate her for damages, court costs and attorney fees.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]