Several Washington County residents have contacted A Miner Detail in recent days to report that Washington County Commissioners President Terry Baker is leaking information from the findings of the investigation into former Assistant County Administrator Sarah Lankford Sprecher’s sexual harassment allegations against Commissioner LeRoy Myers.
The same sources told A Miner Detail that Baker has disclosed the findings of the sexual harassment investigation and is explicitly targeting former County Administrator Greg Murray, sharing confidential information involving Murray and other County officials.
Washington County government this week denied Herald-Mail Media’s Public Information Act request for the report’s findings into Sprecher’s sexual-harassment allegations.
County government has since spent thousands of taxpayer dollars on the investigation into Sprecher’s allegations as well as investigating sources of leaks inside of County government.
Herald-Mail Media reported that Commissioner Jeff Cline “was found to be the source of leaking confidential information.”
Sprecher’s attorney, Elias G. Saboura, questioned how officials determined there was a leak “given that the legal notice of claim served to the county about Sprecher’s complaint was a ‘statutory document’ and a ‘public record,'” according to Herald-Mail Media’s report.
Cline did not offer comment.
A Miner Detail can confirm that at least four Washington County government officials with knowledge of both investigations have offered A Miner Detail information into said investigations.
One County official anonymously wrote A Miner Detail:
The report states that Commissioner Myers admitted that he kissed Sarah Sprecher, and that is defined in the policy as harassment – touching of any body area, intimate or nonintimate. The County’s released statement on Commissioner Myers is false.
Another source told A Miner Detail:
They are sending out releases that say the policy is too strict on sexual harassment and everyone needs training. Ethics board for someone being transparent and nothing for someone that did nothing “unlawful.” If County government is saying everyone needs training and it includes LeRoy by name, couldn’t one infer that something WAS indeed in the report. I guess if the policy isn’t as strict, then people can’t violate it.