Alaska pays $500K to woman for failure to warn of attacker
December 16, 2019 11:49AM AKST
PALMER, Alaska (AP) –
The Alaska Department of Public Safety will pay $500,000 to a woman who was assaulted after authorities failed to warn her a man who previously attacked her had fled house arrest.
The Anchorage Daily News reported the payment settles a lawsuit filed by Shawna Robb of Wasilla.
Authorities say Jordan King abducted Robb from her home in March 2016 and sexually assaulted her.
King was serving house arrest while awaiting trial on charges he attacked and sexually assaulted Robb in 2015. The lawsuit claimed Alaska troopers did not notify Robb of Ross’s disappearance.