Mahlon F. Blose, 67, and Ronald Lewis Flinter, 46, his personal assistant, have been arrested on sexual harassment charges by Newport police. Flinter has been charged by Lincoln County Circuit Court while Blose has been allowed to remain at home south of Newport since he is bedridden. As reported by oregonlive.com, the two South Beach men have been charged with sexual abuse of caregivers.

Blose: eat a salad!

Flinter used Craigslist to hire caregivers for Blose who is extremely obese. The duo lured them with an attractive package that included room and board, and a phone, as part of their remuneration. Blose allegedly used to make sexual advances and ask them to touch him inappropriately, failing which Flinter threatened to sack them.

According to police, Flinter indulged in voyeurism and frequently spied on the caregivers in their private room. He is said to have watched them undress and have sex with their boyfriends. However, Flinter denied these allegations and told police he only walked the dogs outside the house.

Big money

Newport police raided Blose’s home and seized several electronic devices including computers, cameras, and published child pornography. They also found evidence of the duo trading in pornography. Blose has been charged on multiple counts for first degree sexual abuse and unlawful sexual penetration, trafficking in persons, sexual harassment, and conspiracy, among other charges. Bail was set at $515,000. On the other hand, Flinter was also booked on similar charges including invasion of personal privacy and subjecting another to involuntary servitude in the second degree. Bail has been set at $400,000.

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Lincolnton city manager faces sexual harassment complaint

Lincolnton city manager Jeff Emory, just another bureaucrat soaking up tax payer money, has been accused of sexual harassment according to wsoctv.com. The complainant is a city clerk, Donna Flowers, who claims that Emory violated sexual harassment policy on June 1st.

Her sexual harassment attorney, who could have come from the wonderful legal website USAttorneys.com, did not elaborate on the complaint that includes sexual discrimination and retaliation in addition to sexual harassment. However, he did say that his client did try to avoid taking this step since she is only months away from retirement after serving the city for 29 years.

Flowers claims she was placed on leave three days later after she filed a sexual harassment complaint on June 2nd. The city council failed to take action against Emory by June 26th, following which she returned to work on June 29th after her sexual harassment attorney received a voice message from the city council stating that no action would be taken against the city manager and that she should return to work. Later on July 8th, Flowers’ attorney filed a filed a federal complaint on her behalf asking for an investigation. Emory has refuted all allegations and said that the investigation will reveal the truth.

Federal appeals court rule that joint employers responsible for sexual harassment lawsuit

Meanwhile wral.com reports that a three judge panel of the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a South Carolina woman against Drive Automotive Industries of America and ResourceMFG, a staffing agency. The court ruled that employer cannot avoid anti-discrimination laws and shed responsibilities by recruiting workers from a temporary staffing agency.

Earlier, factory employee Brenda Butler’s sexual harassment lawsuit was dismissed by a judge citing that she only worked for ResourceMFG, the temporary employment agency. However, the federal appeals court has ruled that she worked for both organizations and allowed her case to continue.