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Rialto Police Department Faces Allegations of On-Duty Officers Taking Part in Group Sex at Union Hall

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On duty, off duty, sex in the narcotics office, group sex at Union Hall, physical abuse. There's a lot going on in a $500,000 claim (.pdf) filed by a strip club drink server against the city of Rialto. In it, Nancy Holtgreve of the Spearmint Rhino strip club says the "city fostered and perpetuated a culture of unwanted sexual harassment of women by male police officers," according to the San Bernardino Sun. News broke last month about Holtgreve being at the center of a sex scandal that has left her with a child and a number of officers under investigation for allegedly engaging in sexual acts with strippers while on-duty or on city property.

The claim brings to light new accusations, including group sex at the the Rialto Police Benefit Association's union hall, which has beds intended for use between shifts or while off-duty as a benefit to paying members. Another location cited in the claim is the police department's narcotics office where at least two officers are said to have sex in the there.

But the city, which refused to release the claim to the Sun, hints that they will reject it. "That claim fails to state anything that makes the city liable to this woman for her consensual acts with the police officers that were involved with her," Riato's city attorney explained.

But Holtgreve's attorney, who released the claim, says it is only the beginning. "The claims that we have made are simply the tip of the iceberg and we have substantial proof to back up these claims, and my client will move forward with a lawsuit should the city not take her claims seriously," he said.

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Previously: Rialto Cops May Have Had Sex While On-Duty With Strip Club Workers