LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors have decided a Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant should get $211,700 for enduring years of sexual harassment by a lieutenant.

Sgt. Tera White sued the county and Lt. Patrick Valdez for harassment, claiming a variety of incidents ranging from asking her out on dates to unwanted kisses. Valdez lawyers say criminal and internal investigations exonerated Valdez.

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City News Service says White was a Norwalk station patrol sergeant mentored by Valdez.

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The 2008 lawsuit says Valdez began tormenting her and she eventually complained. She was then transferred to the Sheriff Department’s Star Center in Whittier for what she says amounted to a receptionist job normally handled by interns.

The jury deliberated about four hours on Tuesday before announcing its verdict. The panel rejected her claim she was victim of retaliation.

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