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Former Norfolk officer to pay $500K in rape case

Wednesday - 6/12/2013, 7:55am  ET

NORFOLK, Va. -- A former Norfolk police officer has been ordered to pay $500,000 to a woman who claimed he raped her while answering her 911 call for help.

The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/168wD0T ) former Officer Jason M. New did not show up for his civil trial last month.

A court order shows a jury awarded the woman the damages on May 20.

Court records say Circuit Judge John R. Doyle III previously found that New was liable for rape and sexual assault of the woman.

The woman said she was disoriented because of a combination of alcohol, prescription and over-the-counter drugs when she called 911 for help at her home.

City spokeswoman Lori Crouch said records show New was terminated on Nov. 11, 2010.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com


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