In August of 2011, Monica Contreras went to Nevada's Clark County family court with her two-year-old daughter on a routine divorce case. The case was resolved in a few minutes — Contreras' ex-husband never showed and it was dismissed — but as she was leaving, family court marshal Ron Fox ordered her into a waiting room for an unexplained drug search.
Contreras said Fox touched her buttocks, breast, and ordered her to lift up her shirt. A later internal investigation by Clark County courts validated her claims. Contreras went back into the same courtroom and told hearing master Patricia Donninger that her requests to have a female marshal handle the search were ignored.
Jesus, the above footage of Contreras pleading with the marshals, judge, and Contreras' daughter is extremely hard to watch.
Two months later, Contreras filed a complaint with the court marshal's Internal Affairs office, and after a six month investigation, Fox was fired. Nobody from the office told Contreras that, though — she found out when 8 News Now came to interview her.
Unsurprisingly, this appears to be part of a bigger issue:
Even though Fox was fired, sources tell the I-Team, Clark County courts are widening their investigation into why this incident, and a growing number of assault allegations, were never reported by family court management to internal affairs.
What a fucking mess.