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L.A. County OKs $199,000 settlement in probation molestation case

October 12, 2010 |  7:18 pm

Los Angeles County supervisors approved a $199,000 settlement of a lawsuit brought by a teenager at a county probation camp who alleged that an officer molested him.

The 17-year-old boy, identified only as Alexis R, filed a lawsuit against the county earlier this year alleging that a female probation officer molested him at Camp Karl Holton in Sylmar on Aug 9, 2009, forcing him to touch her in a sexual manner.

The youth had been detained for running away from a court-ordered placement.

The district attorney's office is still evaluating whether to file charges against the officer, Nadia Polynice, who no longer works for the county.

-- Garrett Therolf at the L.A. County Hall of Administration