Outrageous! – Woman sexually assaulted in a courtroom by a marshal, then the victim was arrested for reporting it!!

Via Hot Air:

Woman ‘molested in COURTROOM by marshal before he orders her to be arrested with no explanation’

A 28-year-old woman has accused a court marshal of sexually assaulting her during a search in a courthouse witness room – and numerous court employees are accused of covering it up.

Monica Contreras, from Las Vegas, is suing Clark County and its courts, claiming her civil rights were violated when marshal Ron Fox groped her when she attended for a divorce hearing in August 2011.

Her two-year-old daughter was with her at the time.

Judge Patricia Donninger is accused of ignoring Contreras when she complained to her about the incident and a video shows Donninger with her back turned to Contreras, acting as if she doesn’t hear her.

The 28-year-old claims that while they were in witness room, Fox touched her buttocks and breast and ordered her to lift up her shirt.

A later internal investigation by Clark County courts validated her claims.

Multiple employees are now under investigation for covering up the sexual assault. Fox was fired after a six-month investigation, though he denies the claims and is suing for unfair dismissal.

According to internal court documents, he ordered Contreras into a room for an unexplained drug search which he performed even though she asked for a female marshal.

The video shows the shocking events unfold in the courtroom after Contreras and Fox returned from the witness room.

After she announced to the court house that he sexually assaulted her, Fox ordered her to be arrested at which point Contreras asks: ‘For what sir? Why would I be arrested? Can you please tell me?’

He replies: ‘Because of false allegations made against a police officer,’ before telling her the only way she can avoid arrest is to recant the accusations.

But Contreras steps up the microphone and states: ‘You put me in a room. You asked me to lift up my shirt without a witness.’

Fox then orders her to be taken to jail.

I can’t find anything about what happened after she was arrested. I hope the charges against her were summarily dismissed. The marshal should be charged with sexual assault and assault under color of authority. The bailiff and the judge should both be fired. Contreras should win a LOT of money from Clark County.

I wonder how many other women were assaulted like that before her?

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60 Responses to Outrageous! – Woman sexually assaulted in a courtroom by a marshal, then the victim was arrested for reporting it!!

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Sexual assault and harassment are common in women’s jails and prisons. The women don’t dare report it and are unlikely to be believed anyway.

    There is no such thing as “consensual sex” in such situations.

    • gxm17 says:

      From what I’ve read, there was an investigation and Mr. Fox was fired. He is now suing for wrongful termination. And Ms. Contreras is suing the county.

      You’re right, myiq. It’s despicable and it happens more times than people realize.

    • Slime City normal behavior. Nothing to see here. Keep.moving.
      The telling thing here seems to be Fox’s assumption no other officials will interfere with his actions. SOP is a female deputy does the search. Alt. is two male deputies Or male deputy and female court clerk as witness. There us no other alt. in real LE agencies. Back to Slime City.

      • myiq2xu says:

        If I was the judge my first question would be “What was your probable cause to search her?” My second question would be “Why didn’t you call for a female deputy?” I also would have asked him what she was being charged with because “making false allegations against a police officer” is not a crime in Nevada.

        Then I would have called for his supervisor to come to court and tell him to make a full written report of the incident and send me a copy. Last of all I would have ordered them to cite and then O.R. her right from the courtroom.

        (Cops are supposed to bring arrestees before a magistrate and they were already there.)

        • Yep, yep and yep. Buddy system between da’ judge and Fox seems obvious. Vegas has been little Chicago for decades. Trust “justice system” there to the peril of your freedom.

  2. votermom says:

    OT – that video guy Nakoula is completely intimidated


    He had “no comment” on the question of whether he believed his film was used as a scapegoat and refused to criticize President Obama. “Who am I to criticize the commander in chief?” Nakoula said. “He knows more than me.” He added, “I would like to thank the United States government from the top to the bottom for protecting me,” perhaps from Muslims who could have targeted him with violence due to his film. “They treat me very, very good since this happened until now.”

    that’s what happens when the Stasi gets you

  3. myiq2xu says:
  4. wmcb says:

    That’s just disgusting. I hope she sues them for millions. All of them.

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  6. wmcb says:

    Regarding that earlier Pew poll showing so many people supporting the surveillance state, if you looked at the questions it was a real push poll. It asked stuff like “If it would prevent a terrorist attack, are you okay with the govt listening to your phone call?” Bullshit loaded questions designed to get an affirmative response.

    All the other polls, who word it more neutrally, are getting MUCH different results. Including Gallup.


  7. wmcb says:

    I’m not the only one finding this odd:

  8. myiq2xu says:
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  10. HELENK says:

    Snowden says USA has been conducting cyberwar on CHina for years

  11. votermom says:

    Advanced tinfoil expertise required:

    Consider the seemingly far fetched idea that the government wanted the NSA programs disclosed in this way. There will be further revelations, controversy, expressions of outrage from opinion makers, politicians, and ordinary citizens, investigations, and perhaps new regulations and legislation. Leakers may wind up in jail, but probably not anyone in the government. Ostensibly, it may become harder for the NSA to do what it has done. But what if all that is beside the point?

    But what good is Big Brother if nobody knows he’s watching? Are you more or less likely to criticize a politician over the phone, lambast the IRS on Facebook, criticize Wall Street-Washington crony capitalism in a blog post, or attend a rally protesting our foreign policy if you suspect government surveillance? For the government, the details of individual lives revealed by their telephone calls, Internet usage, and movements will be, for the most part, unimportant. What is important is engendering a widespread fear that it can obtain such information and use it to harass, embarrass, blackmail, intimidate, arrest, or otherwise persecute anyone who says or does something the government does not like.

    So, basically, this conspiracy theory is that the NSA leak is on purpose, to, in the end, intimidate the public into silence.
    Seems like a huge gamble on govt’s part considering the global backlash already.
    OTOH, I can’t dismiss it altogether because I have felt in the past that Obama’s revelations of his drone kill list has been to intimidate his opposition. It’s disturbing to see the same thought echoed here.

  12. HELENK says:


    so our armed forces are supposed to fight for religious freedom for others and not allowed to have it for themselves.

    • lisadawn82 says:

      You can practice whatever religion you want in the services. What you don’t need are people preaching at work and then you get marked down on your evals because you object to hearing it all of the time. I was in the Navy for twenty. I’ve seen it.

      • HELENK says:

        can I ask you a question? since backtrack took office have the rules changed about politics and religious beliefs being talked about in the military. Some things I have read seem to say the conservatives and christians are under attack in the military. so many things have changed in this country I wondered about the military.

        • lisadawn82 says:

          They are not under attack..they just get mad when they cannot preach at work. They call discrimination.

  13. myiq2xu says:

    I just finished watching (again) Driving Miss Daisy. I wonder how many people out there truly understand the history of the time and the interactions that take place.

  14. wmcb says:

    That Pig Maher is mocking Trig Palin again. Sarah is ready to eat his fucking lunch.


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  15. wmcb says:

    If the GOP were smart (but I repeat myself *sigh*) they would take this and run with it. Do a stand-alone border security bill. It’s not an immigration issue, it’s a National Security issue.

  16. Karma says:

    Wow…message in a bottle. A Chinese prisoner in a labor camp placed messages in approx 20 boxes, he thought were heading to the west, and asking for the note to be forwarded. His identity was unknown until recently, though only his surname is revealed.

    For a long time he would fantasize the notes would be discovered but eventually gave up hope.

    Note shown at link.


    “Sir: If you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization,” said the note, which was tucked between two ersatz tombstones and fell out when the woman, Julie Keith, opened the box in her living room last October. “Thousands people here who are under the persicution of the Chinese Communist Party Government will thank and remember you forever.”


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