Court Marshal Gropes Her, Judge Covers Up – Las Vegas Woman Gets $200,000 As ‘Settlement’


Monica Contreras, 28, was in Clark County Family Court along with her 3-year-old daughter in August 2011 to settle a divorce case. All of a sudden she was taken to a private room by court marshal Ron Fox for a random drug search as he contended she was displaying the ‘demeanor of someone on drugs’. Once inside, Fox started touching her buttocks, breast, and ordered her to lift up her shirt. A horrified Monica cried and begged Hearing Master Judge Patricia Donninger to intervene and stop Fox. Donninger ignored her plight and remained silent.

After she was sexually assaulted, she was arrested ‘for making false allegations’ when she complained about it to the judge. A handcuffed mother was then given a choice: either recant her allegations against the officer, or be locked in a cage.

Monica gave in to the coerced recanting and exclaimed, “Let me go. It was all lies. I don’t want to deal with anything. It was all lies. All lies. All lies. All lies. Please stop.” But when the officers released her, she re-asserted the truth, “You put me in a room. You asked me to lift up my shirt without a witness.”

That’s when Fox said, “OK, take her to jail.” A second marshal James Kenyon and Donninger were in the courtroom. While Kenyan took orders from Fox, Doninger was busy distracting her pleading daughter ignoring Monica’s cry for help. The officers then sent the mother to jail for two months and the daughter to Child Haven, a government “child service”.

Monica filed a complaint against Fox at the Regional Justice Center on October 25, 2011, prompting an internal court investigation. Fox denied the allegations but was placed on administrative leave on November 1, 2011, and ultimately fired.

Ed Finger, Assistant County Manager, in a report issued at the post-termination proceedings upheld the firing of Fox. “Fox, and to some degree Kenyon, simply intimidated and bullied the complainant in a way that is shocking and almost incomprehensible, using the complainant’s own freedom and custody of her three-year-old child as threats,” he noted.

In May 2012, Monica pleaded no contest in Las Vegas Justice Court to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge that had been changed from the charge of providing false information. The disturbing-the-peace charge was dismissed.

In April, 2013, Monica filed a federal lawsuit against Ron Fox, making claims of civil rights violations, battery, false imprisonment, defamation, and negligence. James Kenyon and Patricia Doninger were also included as defendants in the lawsuit, as well as Clark County, the state of Nevada, and the courts.

The lawsuit alleged that Fox “engaged in non-consensual improper sexual contact” with her body and “made sexually abusive and harassing requests. The wrongful conduct of defendant Fox was intentional and evilly motivated, and the wrongful conduct of defendants Kenyon and Doninger involved reckless, callous and deliberate indifference to plaintiff’s federally protected rights”.

The Board of Examiners in July 2014 approved a $200,000 payment to Monica Contreras as a global settlement of both a federal and separate state lawsuit filed against the court.

Monica was arrested on a law that didn’t even exist, with no one present who could hear her side of the story. Are you still convinced that courts and police in America are synonymous with justice?



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    • Fortunately the judge was fired in 2013. But if poor Monica had to be in jail two whole months and her daughter in CPS custody tha whole time?!!!! Well she should have gotten a whole helluva lot more than 200K! 2 million would be far more appropriate plus having that stupid misdemeanor completely stricken from her record! Im sure glad to find out the results cuz it should have NEVER happened and that pig of a person marshal who assaulted her should not only have been fired but charges as well as his very own jail cell for a couple of years for secual assault and committing fraud using his position wrongfully and corruptly! Let him sit his ass in jail awhile! Disgusting! All of the court people were/are dusgusting!

      • Unfrikkn believable!!???!!!??? Mind boggling. I cannot believe those two cops didntvgo to jail?? And right on 2 million would be more appropriate. Unreal.

      • There is no real justice in this world except law. It is there mainly for the benefit of those lawmakers, AGC, lawyers and the bloody law enforcement officers that get paid from your tax monies. The symbol of the blindfold Lady Justice already cast doubt whether justice could really be upheld in balance and whether could she use the sword to punish the rightful person without seeing. That is probably why a lady was chosen over a man cos only then a miscarriage of law is made possible.

      • Yeah she should have got a whole lot more and not just her money put away for her daughter too because hopefully she won’t be dramatized by the incident but you don’t know so she she have money waiting for her as well. 200k was definitely not nearly enough but I guess maybe this poor woman wanted this long horrible ordeal over with.

    • I watch the video the poor lady pleading the judge for this scumm marshall touching her but the judge ignore her plead, this is a real corrupts court the judge should be banned and same this scumm marshall from this job.

    • The Judge needs a psychiatrist, and perhaps an exorcist to sit and do nothing, say nothing and allow a child to see this……..she needed to be charged on her role in this and on an act of child abuse which any other parent involved in DV in front of child would have CPS on their backs JAIL OR A MENTAL WARD FOR THIS JUDGE THEN A LESSON ON HER INHUMANITY TOWARD ANOTHER FEMALE

  1. Just use female court marshals, if there is a need to search. Males shouldnt be allowed to randomly drug search females, that’s wrong.

  2. I am making inquiries as to what has happened to the likes of Fox, Doninger, Kenyon and Rushfield following the legal settlement with Ms.Contreres.

    I am interested to see whether any further lawsuits are outstanding in relation this this ugly quartet.

    Did Fox succeed in his lawsuit against Clark County?

    Why have Fox, Doninger. Kenyon and Rusgfiled not been subject to criminal proceedings?

    Have any or all of them attempted to ‘reinvent’themselves following their departure from Clark County? Doninger in particular interests me as she would be totally unsuitable in any professional situation. If she has secured such a position I believe this needs to be followed up.

    Thank you for your attention and I hope to receive feedback.

  3. She maybe resigned but she still deserves some sort of criminal charges too
    200k is insulting
    god only know what happened to that poor little girl during those 2 months.
    F this system, if I ever see that b-bag Ron Fox or James Kenyon I will beat them until the police come.

  4. The judge was fired. The piggy PoS Marshal (Ron Fox) was fired.

    The victim (Monica) got a $200,000 settlement.

    Hopefully Ron Fox never works again. He clearly abused women on a regular basis and was just angry that one finally called him on it.


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