The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a $6.15 million payout to a woman who was raped by an on-duty sheriff’s deputy following a traffic stop.
The board approved the settlement, among the largest it has paid, without comment.
The Sheriff’s Department will cover $2 million of the total and the balance is expected to be paid by an insurance carrier.
The perpetrator, Jose Rigoberto Sanchez, was sentenced in 2014 to nine years in prison after pleading no contest to the rape and a separate case of soliciting a bribe of sexual activity from another woman.
Sanchez was also ordered to register as a sex offender for life.