The Associated Press reports that a Georgia jury has awarded a $1 billion verdict against a security company that employed an apartment complex guard who was convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl.

The victim was outside by some picnic tables with her boyfriend in October 2012 when an armed guard approached and told the boyfriend not to move while he raped the girl. The guard was identified as Brandon Lamar Zachary, who was convicted of statutory rape and has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The mother of the victim filed a civil lawsuit in March 2015 because her daughter was still a minor. The jury awarded the $1 billion to the victim against Crime Prevention Agency, the security company that Zachary worked for.

Zachary was 22 at the time of the rape and never should have been hired in the first place. He wasn’t licensed to work as an armed guard. The judge determined that the security company was liable, so the jury was charged with determining the amount of award.

According to online records, Crime Prevention Agency was dissolved in 2016. The victim of the rape is now 20 years old and is a full-time college student.

Attorneys involved in the case have never heard of an award so high where there is only one victim involved. It is possible the award will be lowered on appeal.

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