Local/Regional News
3:21 pm
Sun December 29, 2013

Pulaski County Settles Sexual Harassment Suit

Pulaski Co. paid a former detention center employee $137,500 to settle a lawsuit claiming she was sexually harassed by Jailer Mike Harris.

The Commonwealth Journal reports Rebecca Moses sued Harris and other county officials in September in federal court in London.

The lawsuit claims Harris subjected Moses to "sexually charged comments, innuendo, inappropriate touching and other demeaning, humiliating, embarrassing, intimidating and threatening conduct."

It claims the harassment began during Moses' first week of employment in June 2012 when Harris allegedly told her to wear mini-skirts and stilettos to work. The suit says Moses was terminated in August 2012 when she refused to submit to Harris' sexual advances.

Harris' attorney Charles Cole says his client is innocent.

The suit was dismissed on Dec. 18 as a condition of the settlement.