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Lawsuit accuses Ohio congressional candidate of sexual harassment

By admin Published: October 1, 2010

Associated Press

CLEVELAND: A Cleveland woman has sued a candidate for a U.S. congressional seat in northeastern Ohio, alleging the candidate propositioned her and groped her after she tried to volunteer for his campaign.

The 39-year-old woman said in a lawsuit filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Thursday that Tom Ganley offered her a $100 bill to buy lingerie and encouraged her to join him and his friends at a condominium.

The lawsuit alleges Ganley tried to force himself on the woman, who had approached Ganley about volunteering for his campaign.

Ganley, a well-known northern Ohio car salesman, is a Republican trying to unseat Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton in northeast Ohio.

A message was left with Ganley attorney Steven Dever, who told the Plain Dealer the charges were extortion and motivated by politics.


Information from the Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com.

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