State settles with former athlete abused by her coach

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Updated: Apr. 20, 2019 at 4:19 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - The state of Arizona announces amount of settlement in the case of a former track and field athlete who was abused by her coach.

KOLD News 13 learned on Saturday that the settlement with Baillie Gibson was for nearly a million dollars.

Gibson is the student athlete who reported abuse by her coach Craig Carter.

The University released the following statement about the settlement and case:

“The University of Arizona prohibits all forms of sex discrimination, which includes sexual violence, and we widely publicize resources and avenues available for students and employees who need help and support. In this case, when we knew, we acted. As soon as the student athlete informed us of Carter’s actions, we immediately turned that information over to law enforcement and began the process of terminating him. University staff then worked with Ms. Gibson and her advocate on accommodations for her education and well-being. We take great pride in working with students to see them reach their potential. We hope the closure of this case will help Ms. Gibson move forward and we wish her a successful life.”

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As for Carter in the criminal case, he was convicted on charges of aggravated assault and sentenced to five years in prison.

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