- Associated Press - Friday, March 17, 2017

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) - The city of Hallowell, Maine, has paid a former police officer $60,000 to settle an employment discrimination complaint stemming from a sexual assault allegation against its police chief.

The Kennebec Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2n67aps ) the officer was paid in January.

Half covered “alleged non-wage compensatory damages” on account of her physical injury in June 2013. The other half covered attorney fees.

The Associated Press doesn’t generally identify victims of sexual assault.

City officials say both parties are “pleased” that they reached an amicable resolution.

The former officer’s complaint states that she, Chief Eric Nason and others were drinking alcohol at Nason’s West Gardiner camp. She told state troopers she was too intoxicated to consent to have sex with Nason.

State police didn’t filed charges.

Nason says the encounter was consensual and denies any wrongdoing.


Information from: Kennebec Journal, https://www.kjonline.com/

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