Rape Victim Settles With City Of Chicago

A woman who alleged she was raped by Chicago Police Officer John Herman has agreed to settle her civil lawsuit against the City of Chicago for a sum believed to be in the neighborhood of $1.5 million. Last month, Herman was sentenced to 25 years in prison by a Cook County Criminal Court judge who found him guilty of aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping and official misconduct. Herman had contended that his sex with the victim was consensual. The victim was represented by attorneys Benjamin Nwoye and Matthew Belcher.