PLEASANT RIDGE (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a woman who says a suburban Detroit police chief sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager decades ago.

Pleasant Ridge Chief Kevin Nowak has said the allegations are false. He was one of eight people the woman sued.

The 41-year-old woman says she was sexually assaulted in 1990 while participating in a police ride-along program in Garden City. She was 15 years old at the time, and Nowak was working in the Garden City police department.

The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak reports that Detroit U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Leitman last week dismissed the suit, saying it was beyond the three-year statute of limitations.

No criminal charges have been filed.


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