Accusations against two former city maintenance men charged in the sex-for-repairs case in the city’s public housing don’t look like they will be tried in court. When the trial dates arrived, the State’s Attorney’s office dropped charges on separate occasions.
According to CBS Baltimore, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby dropped charges Wednesday against former Baltimore Housing worker Charles Coleman after issues came up that caused “insurmountable problems with provability of these cases.”
Doug Hussy was also acquitted in the case earlier this month after a witness did not show up in court to testify.
The case dates to 2015, when multiple tenants accused the workers of refusing to do repairs at public housing complexes unless female tenants had sex with them. The suit became a class-action, and women continued to come forward even after the city settled for $8 million last year. But this month’s proceedings appear to end the criminal portion of the case.
“Our office will continue to support these victims as they continue their journey to recovery from these humiliating experiences,” Mosby said.
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