Woman to get $68,000 in Lara case.
Byline: Rebecca Nolan The Register-Guard
The city of Eugene has settled the third of 13 lawsuits filed by victims of two former police officers currently serving prison sentences for sexually assaulting and harassing women on the job.
A 43-year-old Eugene woman has accepted $68,000 in damages and attorney fees from the city, City Manager Dennis Taylor
"I am hopeful that we will continue to be able to reach fair and mutually acceptable settlements in these cases in a manner which is respectful of the victims and enables them to move forward in their lives," Taylor wrote in the memo.
The woman had alleged that the city was negligent in hiring and supervising former officer Juan Francisco Lara, 31, who was sentenced to more than five years in prison last year after his conviction in Lane County Circuit Court for harassment Ask a Lawyer
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Lara was convicted of using his authority as a police officer to coerce the woman into performing oral sex on him in April 2003. He is an inmate at the Snake River Snake River
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detention camp, detention home, detention house, house of detention - an institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily (usually under the supervision of a juvenile in Ontario. His release date is Sept. 4, 2008.
Earlier this month, the city paid $667,000 to a woman who was repeatedly sexually assaulted by former officer Roger Eugene Magana, 42. Magana, who helped train Lara, currently is serving a 94-year sentence for sexually abusing more than a dozen women on the job. His release date is May 4, 2098.
Another woman was awarded $75,000 last month in a settlement. She had alleged that Lara stalked her and tried to force her to perform oral sex. He was convicted of coercion in her case.
Taylor has said the city's goal is to reach settlements in all the cases.