I-Team: Lawsuit Filed in Alleged Family Court Cover-Up

LAS VEGAS -- 8 News NOW has learned a federal lawsuit has been filed following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct at the Clark County Family Court.

Ross Goodman, the attorney for Monica Contreras filed a lawsuit Friday afternoon against Clark County, the state of Nevada, the Clark County courts, two marshals and a hearing master.

Contreras was at family court in 2011 for a protective order hearing. According to an internal affairs report, marshal Ron Fox sexually assaulted Contreras during a drug search off-camera in a room near the courtroom. Hearing master Patricia Doninger ignored Contreras' when she told her what had happened, after the incident. Contreras was arrested when she wouldn't recant her allegations.

After the I-Team aired the courtroom video, there were allegations of a cover-up by the supervisor of the marshal involved in the incident. That supervisor ended up stepping down.

County and court officials are not commenting on the lawsuit, calling it a personnel matter.


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