Ex-Maui inmate gets $10K in sex assault lawsuit settlement

  • This Nov. 5, 2016 file photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James Siugpiyemal, after being taken into custody in Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. A former inmate who alleges Hawaii officials didn’t protect her against Siugpiyemal, a guard convicted of sexual assault is settling a lawsuit for $10,000. The woman’s attorney says she reluctantly accepted the nominal amount because the state attorney general’s office successfully argued to a judge that the state is immune from a federal lawsuit that doesn’t adequately raise constitutional claims. (U.S. Marshals Service via AP, File)

HONOLULU — A former inmate who says Hawaii officials didn’t protect her against a guard convicted of sexually assaulting her is settling a lawsuit for $10,000.

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