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BALTIMORE— Two former Baltimore City Housing Authority maintenance workers are facing criminal charges in connection with accusations that handymen demanded sexual favors for basic repairs.
Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said in a statement that 48-year-old Charles Coleman and 61-year-old Doug Hussy were charged last week with second-degree assault, fourth-degree sexual offense, harassment and misconduct in office. Online court records list a June 2015 date for the offenses.
The charges come after the housing authority reached a settlement worth up to $8 million with female tenants who filed a lawsuit alleging that workers sexually abused or harassed them.
The Baltimore Sun reported that Hussy denied the allegations and said he was unaware of the charges. Coleman didn't respond to a message from the newspaper. A housing authority spokeswoman declined to comment.