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Media Coverage for Irwindale PD Sex Abuse Settlement

Recent Media Coverage

Our recent settlement of $2.75 million has been receiving local media coverage.  News articles about our City of Irwindale PD sex abuse settlement are listed below.

The Los Angeles TimesFormer police Explorer who was sexually abused by Irwindale cop gets $2.75-million settlement, by Richard Winton

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A former teenage police Explorer who was repeatedly molested by an Irwindale police officer has received a $2.75-million settlement to resolve her lawsuit against the city, according to her attorney.

“The abuse of my client occurred because of a culture of acceptance of sexual abuse and harassment of girls and women that was allowed to persist in the Irwindale Police Department,” lawyer Anthony DeMarco said Friday. “She, like others, was forced to endure sexual abuse and harassment in silence or risk losing her dream of a career in law enforcement.”

The teen was sexually molested in the police station and while on “ride-alongs” with the officer. The abuse allegedly started in 2009 when she was 14, according to court records.

San Gabriel Valley TribuneIrwindale pays $2.75 million settlement to girl molested by ex-police officer, by Brian Day

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IRWINDALE >> Irwindale paid a $2.75 million settlement on Thursday to a young woman who was molested as a teenager by an Irwindale police officer for more than a year while she served as a police Explorer Scout.

The civil suit stems from the conviction of former Irwindale police officer Daniel R. Camerano, who pleaded “no contest” in late-2014 to a series of sex crimes for his molestation of the then-14-year-old girl, identified in court documents as Jane Doe, between May of 2009 and December of 2010.

Camerano, who was also accused of sending sexually suggestive texts messages to another 17-year-old female Explorer Scout in 2012, was sentenced to two years and eight months in state prison and ordered to register as a sex offender for life.

Additional Resources

Our original Press Release regarding the settlement can be found HERE >>

Please visit our Case Resources page to see the original court complaint that we filed in this case.  We current have another case against open regarding Camerano’s abuse of another minor.  The complaint for that case can be found HERE >>