Settlement of $200K in family court marshal groping case - 8 News NOW

Settlement of $200K in family court marshal groping case

Posted: Updated:
LAS VEGAS -- A woman who filed lawsuits against District Court after she was allegedly groped by a family court marshal will receive a settlement of $200,000 from the state.

The I-Team has also uncovered that Ron Fox, the marshal accused of the groping, could also get a large cash settlement.

Monica Contreras sued after internal affairs investigators validated her claim she was groped by Fox. The I-Team first reported the story in March 2013 when a videotape surfaced showing a court hearing with Contreras where she accuses court marshal Ron Fox of sexually touching her during a search. Contreras told the family court hearing master, but was ignored. Fox arrested Contreras in front of her young daughter for making false claims against a police officer. Both Fox and the hearing master lost their jobs.

Fox sued for wrongful termination. He denies the allegations.  He is suing Clark County. Sources familiar with the negotiations tells the I-Team, Fox is likely to get more than two years of back pay. That could mean a settlement between $150,000 to $200,000.

A federal grand jury continues to investigate possible criminal charges against Fox and other family court marshals for other incidents.
  • Las Vegas NewsLas Vegas NewsMore>>

  • Preparations underway for mountain flood control project

    Preparations underway for mountain flood control project

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:30:10 GMT
    The Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Forest Service are helping to prevent dangerous floods from hitting homes on Mount Charleston. On Tuesday, crews will partially shut down Kyle Canyon Road from U.S. 95 to the turnoff to Rainbow Canyon Road.More>>
    The Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Forest Service are helping to prevent dangerous floods from hitting homes on Mount Charleston. On Tuesday, crews will partially shut down Kyle Canyon Road from U.S. 95 to the turnoff to Rainbow Canyon Road.More>>
  • Las Vegas offers staycation options for locals

    Las Vegas offers staycation options for locals

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:40:06 GMT
    While Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, resorts across the valley are still offering some great deals for Las Vegas residents.More>>
    While Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, resorts across the valley are still offering some great deals for Las Vegas residents.More>>
  • Driving You Crazy: Placement of left-turn lane markings

    Driving You Crazy: Placement of left-turn lane markings

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:40:05 GMT
    A driver asks why stop bars in left turn lanes are far back from where the intersections start. He says this leads to drivers cutting corners and ending up in the wrong lanes, cutting him off as he attempts left turns.More>>
    A driver asks why stop bars in left turn lanes are far back from where the intersections start. He says this leads to drivers cutting corners and ending up in the wrong lanes, cutting him off as he attempts left turns.More>>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KLAS. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.