CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- A sexual harassment suit was filed in federal court this week against Charlotte County Commissioner Robert Skidmore by a former employee of the county.
The former employee alleges that Skidmore harassed her and created a hostile work environment, thereby violating her civil rights.
In the official complaint, Skidmore is accused of making frequent attempts to initiate a sexual relationship with the former employee and making inappropriate comments in the workplace.
The 29-year-old commissioner allegedly often boasted about a well-known incident in which he engaged in a sexual relationship with a much older teacher and the teacher's high school aged daughter, while he was a 16-year-old student attending Lemon Bay High School.
Additionally, the document states that Skidmore was suspended from Port Charlotte High School as a senior for sexually harassing a female student.
During the 2008 campaign for the county commission seat he now holds, Skidmore is quoted as saying a female opponent seemed romantically interested in him when she questioned his residency and previous traffic tickets.
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