Florida politician with alleged ‘habit of licking men’ and groping them quits – Washington Examiner
A Florida politician has resigned after being accused of licking her male colleagues and making unwanted advances.
In 2012, Nancy Oakley, a city commissioner in Madeira Beach, allegedly licked Shane Crawford, the city manager at the time, after she became upset with him at a meeting that was meant to honor a sister city in the Bahamas.
Oakley had been drinking before she allegedly licked Crawford’s neck and the side of his face. She is also accused of grabbing his crotch and buttocks.
Crawford told Bay News 9 last month that Oakley had a “habit of licking men that either she was attracted to or thought that she had authority over.”
Despite the alleged incident happening in 2012, Crawford did not file a complaint with the Florida Commission of Ethics until 2017.
He wrote in the complaint that Oakley made unwanted advances toward other city staff who were “not interested in enduring that type of treatment ever again.”
Three other men also testified that Oakley had licked their faces in public without their permission.
Oakley resigned Tuesday, after Florida’s state ethics panel determined last week that Oakley had violated the state’s ethics code “by misusing her position by exhibiting inappropriate behavior toward city staff.” It also recommended she be fined $5,000 for the alleged behavior.
Oakley has denied licking Crawford’s or any one else’s face. She also denied touching the former city manager inappropriately.
“The act of licking a person on the face and neck is too unusual to be contrived by multiple witnesses and multiple victims,” administrative law judge Robert Cohen wrote in his final report.
Crawford said he waited five years to report the alleged licking incident because he was scared he would be fired. In 2013, Oakley did not run for re-election. Crawford filed the complaint after Oakley ran for office again in 2017.