Station Sued In Rape Case
November 24, 2008 at 5:01 AM (PT)
Following a guilty plea by the man accused of rape by a contestant in a "win a date" contest on NEXTMEDIA AC WXLC/WAUKEGAN, IL, the victim has now filed suit against the man and the station for setting up the date. The DAILY HERALD reports that the woman's suit claims that the station failed to do a simple background check that would have disclosed that TRAVIS HARVEY JR. had a record that included felony and misdemeanor violations of domestic violence protective orders.
HARVEY entered his plea last MONDAY, pleading guilty to a criminal sexual abuse charge resulting from the woman's accusations regarding the "Win a Date With TRAVIS" contest in JANUARY 2007. HARVEY, who will spend 24 months on felony probation and will register as a sex offender for 10 years under the plea bargain, represented himself in the contest as a marketing executive and divorced father of three.