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Akeley settles lawsuit with woman who says police department wouldn't investigate alleged sexual assault by county deputy

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AKELEY - City officials here have settled a lawsuit filed by a rural Akeley resident for a reported $55,000.

In a lawsuit filed in May, Kristy Barsch claimed she was sexually assaulted by on-duty Hubbard County sheriff's deputy Greg Siera. Akeley police chief Eric Klein, police officer Travis Carlson and the city were named as defendants for allegedly failing to report the assault.

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