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Riverside Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested for Sexual Assault


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Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Alexander Vanny, 33 years old, was arrested on June 22, 2024 on suspicion of sexual assault against a Sheriff’s Department volunteer. The arrest was made after the volunteer reported the allegations to a deputy, which prompted an investigation by the department. According to a press release, there is credible evidence of sexual assault by Vanny, who has been with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for 8 years.

Vanny was being held on $1,000,000 bail for rape by force, forced oral copulation, and suspicion of kidnapping to commit rape. He was released on Sunday according to police records, but no further information has been released on the case so far.

A law enforcement officer using their position of power to assault others is unacceptable, and victims have the right to seek criminal prosecution against the assailant. But they also have the option of filing a lawsuit for monetary damages, which can help them with medical expenses, including the cost of therapy to heal from their emotional wounds. In addition, a lawsuit can hold other entities responsible for a crime, like the Sheriff’s Department or any other government agency.

If you or a member of your family was sexually assaulted by Alexander Vanny, please contact the offices of DTLA Law Group. By learning about your legal options, you can decide on the best way to obtain justice and move forward with your life. To speak with one a sexual assault lawyer during a free consultation, contact us today.

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Can I Sue the Riverside Sheriff’s Department?

We mentioned before that a lawsuit for sexual assault isn’t just about going after the rapist. Under the principle of negligence, there may be others who are responsible for incidents of sexual abuse. For example, it’s no secret that many police and sheriff’s departments have a tendency to overlook red flags or accusations of sexual misconduct. As a result, it’s common for a sexual predator to prey on the public for decades and retire with a pension and clean record.

Thankfully, there are stronger legal protections for sex abuse victims nowadays and a greater understanding of these issues by the general public. That’s why we have seen a record number of victims come forward in the last few years to report sexual assault, grooming, trafficking, and other acts of sexual abuse. While it’s usually claims against celebrities that catch people’s attention, we know that members of law enforcement abuse their authority to take advantage of the people they are supposed to protect.

Because this is an on-going investigation, the Riverside Sherriff’s Department will be very guarded about the information they release. However, we can conduct our own investigation as legal advocates for sexual abuse victims. Our legal team has the skill and experience to uncover what the department knew, or failed to recognize when it came to Alexander Vanny’s behavior. Was there a previous history of suspicious or inappropriate behavior by this deputy? Were those allegations properly investigated, or were they allowed to slip through the cracks?

We want to point out that prior to working for Riverside County, Vanny served at the Hemet Sherriff’s Station. Considering his long record in law enforcement, it’s likely that he has sexually assaulted other women prior to this recent incident. Perhaps you are one of these victims, and you are wondering if now is the time to speak out and demand justice for the harm you suffered. If so, please take a moment to contact our law firm and talk to a sexual abuse attorney.

Sexual Assault Lawsuit Case Values

Sexual assault lawsuits in California are typically settled for $500,000 to over $1,000,000. How much you receive depends on many factors that are specific to your case, but as a general rule, the degree of physical and emotional harm is the biggest determining factor. However, cases where the assailant used their power and authority to victimize someone tend to have higher values, so the majority of these cases result in 7 figure payouts, especially if there were multiple incidents of sexual assault. Keep in mind that there is no singular amount that works for every lawsuit, since sexual abuse affects each person’s life in different ways. To obtain a settlement value that’s based on your own trauma and suffering, please make some time to speak with one of our legal experts.

Length of Time to Settle a Sexual Abuse Claim

Claims involving sexual abuse by a police officer or other member of law enforcement can take between 1 and 2 years to resolve. Frankly, some of these cases go over the 2-year mark for many reasons that are beyond our control, but there is no denying that lawsuits against the government are more complicated that a standard personal injury claim. There is always the possibility that Riverside County will make you a fair settlement offer soon into the negotiation process, but we have generally found that sexual assault cases take 12 or more months before a settlement is agreed upon by both sides.

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How Long Do I have to File a Lawsuit for Sexual Assault?

As an adult victim of sexual assault, the statute of limitations for a lawsuit is 10 years. Normally, the SOL begins on the date of the incident, or whenever the latest incident of abuse occurred. So, if you were subjected to multiple incidents of sexual harassment and assault, the 10-year window starts from the very last incident of abuse.

There is an exception for sexual abuse incidents involving minors (under 18 years old). Under California law, childhood sexual abuse victims have 22 years after turning an adult if they wish to file a lawsuit. Alternatively, they have 5 years to file a lawsuit from the date of realizing a physical or psychological injury resulting from sexual assault. This is based on a legal exception known as the discover rule, which we can talk to you about if you were sexually abused by a sheriff’s deputy while you were a minor.

Contact DTLA Law Group

We have many goals when it comes to what we want to achieve on behalf of our clients. Certainly, securing the highest possible settlement is number one on that list. But we also want to take away any barriers that keep you from reaching out to an experienced attorney. That’s why all victims of sexual abuse receive a Zero Fee Guarantee, starting from the very first consultation.

You pay us absolutely nothing to represent you, since all legal fees are covered by the defendant and included in your settlement check. In the event we fail to win your case, you are charged $0 and we eat the costs associated with your lawsuit.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to educating you on your rights and being a part of your journey to recovery.


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