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Nebraska pays $850K to 2 attacked by prison escapee

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Posted at 4:14 PM, Nov 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-28 17:19:22-05

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has agreed to pay $850,000 to a woman and her daughter who were attacked in Lincoln by one of two convicted sex offenders who escaped from maximum security prison by hiding in laundry carts.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that the attorney for Cindi and Christine Allen called the June 2016 case a “tragedy” that has continued to cause complications for the woman.

After escaping from the Lincoln Correctional Center, Armon Dixon ultimately found his way to a Lincoln apartment where 61-year-old Cindi Allen lived.

He entered through an unlocked patio door, grabbing and threatening Allen’s 21-year-old daughter.

When the women resisted, Dixon beat them with a blunt object.