Judge awards $3 million in slander suit


An Arapahoe County District Court judge has ordered former caseworker Robin Niceta to pay Aurora Councilwoman Danielle Jurinsky $3 million in damages after making an unfounded child sexual abuse report against Jurinsky.

Jurinsky sued Niceta, the ex-partner of former Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson, over allegations of libel, slander and “extreme and outrageous conduct.” The councilwoman has said the report, which an investigation did not find evidence to support, was retaliation for criticizing Niceta’s then-partner Wilson, including Jurinsky calling her “trash” on a talk-radio show before Wilson was ultimately fired.

The councilwoman has also brought a class-action lawsuit against Arapahoe County Department of Human Services on behalf of multiple families and names Niceta in that lawsuit.

And Niceta faces criminal charges over the allegations and that case is expected to go to trial in May.


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