KTAR uncovers open sexual behavior cases at state agencies

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Nearly 20 investigations of abuse, harassment ongoing

By Corbin Carson | KTAR

There have been about 20 open investigations into inappropriate behavior at state agencies throughout Arizona since 2015, according to documents obtained by KTAR News 92.3 FM.

The reports of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation has plagued agencies including the economic security, game and fish and gaming departments, Arizona Lottery, Arizona State Parks, state medical board and more.

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The incidents range from male supervisors asking female interns to sleep in the same room as them, people in management carrying guns to work, threatening supervisors and one manager who told a female employee “I’ve always wanted to change clothes in the dark with you.”

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