In July, 2023, The Law Offices of James S. Rogers with Davis, Levin and Livingston Law Office obtained a $40 million judgment for a plaintiff identified as “N.D.” against Kenneth L. Apana in a childhood sex abuse lawsuit in Hawaii.
In 1992, N.D. was 12 years old when she was raped and repeatedly sexually abused by Kenneth L. Apana, an Elder in the Makaha congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Apana admitted to these allegations in court, as well as confirmed that he sexually assaulted three other girls between 1988 and 2011.
James S. Rogers and Heather Cover, from the Law Offices of James S. Rogers, together with Mark Davis from Davis, Levin and Livingston, filed the case against Mr. Apana, and against the Makaha congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. In July, 2023, Circuit Court Judge Dean Ochiachi awarded the plaintiff $40 million in damages against Mr. Apana as compensation for the sexual abuse by Apana.
For more information, see the KITV article about the case.