Ferrara was arrested in 2001; after a 9-year-old girl told detectives he regularly molested her over two years and threatened to hurt her mother if she told anyone. Ferrara pleaded no contest to criminal charges, but denies he ever hurt his foster children. Records show that Ferrara had as many as 400 children go through his home during his 16 years as a licensed foster parent from 1984 to 2000. Sources close to the case stated that the DCF agreed to resolve allegations with a $175,000 settlement in the third and last remaining case regarding Ferrara. Officials stated that the lawsuits over Ferrara will end up costing the state almost $2.26 million. [
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Last updated on Feb-4-08