St. Clair County clerk resigns amid sexual harassment accusations

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 20 at 1:43 PM

BELLEVILLE, Ill.  -- The St. Clair County clerk has resigned after an employee accused him of discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that a tearful Bob Delaney resigned on Wednesday. Delaney denied he mistreated any employees, calling the action “bogus.” He said he doesn’t “want to put my family through this.”

Delaney said he is leaving the clerk’s office in southern Illinois after 34 years of public service. He turned in his resignation to St. Clair County board chairman Mark Kern.

Delaney’s attorney declined comment.

 

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