No charges against former Illinois county clerk
BELLEVILLE, IL (AP) – A southwestern Illinois prosecutor says a former county clerk whose alleged harassment of five women produced a combined $665,000 in settlements won’t face criminal charges.
St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly tells the Belleville News-Democrat that the alleged victims chose not to pursue criminal charges against the county’s one-time clerk, Bob Delaney.
Kelly says the women’s chief concern was to have Delaney removed as their boss.
The settlement payouts to the women range from $90,000 to $200,000 and ensure the employees will not sue the county over Delaney’s alleged inappropriate behavior.
Delaney resigned last June after an employee accused him of discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination.
Delaney has denied wrongdoing. As part of the settlement reached in December, the county denies any wrongdoing.
Information from: Belleville News-Democrat