Union County Settles $475,000 Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Union County Settles $475,000 Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

ELIZABETH — Union County will pay $475,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former inmate at the county juvenile detention center who claims he was repeatedly threatened and sexually assaulted by a female corrections officer. Brian Schiller, the attorney for the inmate, who was 17 at the time of the alleged assault, says his client had to force authorities to investigate his claims of sexual assault.

“The prosecutor was going to drop this case. My client had to hire a victim’s advocate to go to court,” Schiller said.