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Former city housing worker acquitted in 'sex for repairs' case

Former city housing worker acquitted in 'sex for repairs' case

The first of two former city public housing workers accused of demanding sexual favors for repair work was acquitted Thursday after the alleged victim who was expected to testify did not appear in court.

Doug Hussy, 62, was cleared of charges of second-degree assault, fourth-degree sex offense, harassment and misconduct in office.

A jury had been picked and opening arguments were slated to go forward Thursday afternoon when prosecutors told Circuit Judge Melissa Phinn that they were unable to reach the alleged victim.

The allegations against Hussy were among several raised by female public housing tenants in 2015 that led to a class-action lawsuit, which the city...

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