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Dog bite leads to settlement

The parents of a Hillsboro boy bitten by a dog on church property, the dog’s owner, and the church’s liability insurer have tentatively agreed to a settlement over the May 8 incident.

Nichole and Antonio Rivera, parents of 6-year-old Kalebh Rivera, and GuideOne Mutual Insurance, representing Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, filed a petition in district court Dec. 5 asking a judge to approve an agreed-upon $20,000 settlement.

The petition states the $20,000 is to compensate Kalebh’s $8,441.94 medical bills and pain and suffering after the dog bite.

Hillsboro police reports indicate the same dog was involved in two aggressive dog incidents in two days.

In a May 7 incident, the dog cornered a woman attempting to enter her place of employment and officers had to restrain the dog with pepper spray.

The following day, the dog bit Kalebh while he was playing with friends on church property. Kalebh had to have stitches on the right side of his face.

The owner of the dog, Isaac Farha, was given citations in both incidents. The first citation was for vicious dog and the second was for failing to register the dog.

Last modified Dec. 12, 2018