County settles civil case against corrections officer accused of sexual assault with $200,000 payout


Kern County will pay $200,000 to settle a civil case against a correctional officer accused of sexual assault, according to County Counsel Mark Nations. 

Officer Cesar Navejar was accused in 2014 of assaulting a teenage girl in custody. 

Navejar was acquitted in 2016 in the criminal case, but his accuser filed a civil suit afterward. 

As part of the settlement, finalized June 6, $50,000 will be placed in an annuity investment for the accuser, which will result in an additional $4,933 over time, Nations said. 

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