Former DeKalb County Jail Administrator Charged with Sexual Harassment
September 25th, 2012|
Sept. 25, 2012
Officials in DeKalb County, Alabama, recently arrested their former chief jail administrator and announced plans to prosecute the man after three victims came forward saying he engaged in sexual misconduct, improprieties and harassment in a work setting.
According to an article released by WAAY 31 News, the charges stem from an investigation that began in April. Detectives were able to corroborate the victims’ stories, and the official was found to be in violation of the DeKalb County Commission’s policy on sexual harassment as defined in the county’s Personnel Policy Manual.
He was relieved of his duties in April. On Thursday, criminal charges were filed by the District Attorney’s office. The man is now facing nine counts of Alabama sexual harassment.
Sheriff Jimmy Harris, a spokesman for the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, says several charges against the man could be upgraded once the case goes before a grand jury. Investigators are continuing to look into the allegations until a trial begins. Further charges may be filed up to that point.
The Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers believe everyone should have the right to feel comfortable at all times. That is why the firm encourages anyone who has experienced sexual harassment to discuss their legal options with a qualified attorney as soon as possible.