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Ten months after a judge refused to certify a settlement agreement reached with the province, individual civil claims around abuse at Burnaby’s Oakalla Prison are showing up in the court system.
Five claims have recently been filed in BC Supreme Court naming former corrections officer Roderick MacDougall and the province as defendants.
MacDougall was convicted of abusing young inmates over 21 years.
The five plaintiffs are all men who claim to have been sexually assaulted by MacDougall in the late 1970s or early 1980s.
In January, a judge decided not to certify a settlement agreement reached with the province that would have compensated abused inmates.
The decision wasn't appealed, so each victim now has to file separate legal action.