Ex-Maui officer settles sex assault suit for $20K

Published On: Dec 27 2013 11:09:33 AM HST
HONOLULU -

A former Maui police officer who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman in 2008 has agreed to pay her $20,000 to settle a civil lawsuit.

Kristopher Galon told a magistrate judge in federal court Friday that he will mail a certified or cashier's check to the Honolulu law firm representing the woman.

According to a plea agreement in Galon's criminal case, he picked the woman up in his police car after she was released from a Lahaina police cell and sexually assaulted her.  He was sentenced to a year and a half in prison.

The woman filed a civil suit against Maui County, the police department, Galon and others. She recently won a $200,000 settlement from the county.

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