The sheriff of Osage County recently entered a plea of guilty to a single count of harassment to avoid a trial on more serious charges that included third-degree assault, stalking, tampering with a motor vehicle and sexual misconduct. When accepting his plea, the judge ordered that the sheriff complete two years of probation, undergo periodic alcohol and drug evaluations, receive counseling for sexual harassment, have no contact with those he victimized and not break any laws.
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill emerged victorious in her face-off with her Democratic New York counterpart, Sen, Kirsten Gillibrand, as the Senate recently blocked Gillibrand's bill, which would have prevented the U. S. military brass from handing sexual assault cases.
A Clayton woman is claiming $25,000 in lost wages and benefits as part of a sexual harassment lawsuit against her former manager. The suit claims that the Café Napoli cocktail server became the victim of unwelcome sexual behavior over a two-month period. After rejecting inappropriate sexual advances from her manager, the woman claims to have been fired unjustly. The bar manager has not offered a public statement about the case.
Clay County, Missouri officials have agreed to pay $1.2 million to a former sheriff's deputy who claimed she was subjected to persistent and unwanted sexual advances from her six male co-workers. She sued for sexual harassment after her complaints that a male deputy texted her a photo of his genitals were dismissed and resulted in her being given a written reprimand.