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Sect member awarded $5 million in kidnap case

Title: Sect member awarded $5 million in kidnap case
Date: Saturday, 30 September 1995
Publisher: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Author: Steven Goldsmith
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Section: News, Page: A1 A federal jury yesterday awarded nearly $5 million to a young Bellevue man who had been kidnapped at his mother's behest to get him to leave his church. The verdict was seen as a stunning blow to cult critics and ``deprogrammers" who seek to go up against unconventional but often well-funded religious groups. Jason Scott, now 23, smiled broadly after the six-member U.S. District Court jury gave him a near-total victory in his civil rights lawsuit against ... [Read the rest at]