Hussy acquitted in sex-for-repairs case

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A second housing worker, Charles Coleman, faces trial on similar charges March 29.

BALTIMORE — After a key witness failed to show up in court, a judge has acquitted an ex-maintenance worker of charges that he demanded sex from a woman in exchange for repairs at a public housing unit in Baltimore.

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Hussy had been charged with second-degree assault, fourth-degree sex offence, harassment and misconduct in office.
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The city housing authority settled the lawsuit last year for up to US$8 million. The accusations against Hussy were among several raised by female public housing tenants in 2015 that led to a class-action lawsuit.
News outlets report the state’s attorney’s office abandoned the case against 62-year-old Doug Hussy after a woman who had accused Hussy did not appear in court Thursday to testify.