Sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Chester County Sheriff

Posted August 4, 2014 1:28 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News, News

A sexual harassment lawsuit has been filed against Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood.

Channel 9 Eyewitness News reports that former Captain Mary Anne Tolbert filed the suit, accusing Underwood of unwanted sexual contact.

Tolbert left the sheriff’s office earlier this year.

The two were in a romantic relationship for less than a year in 2005.

The suit says when Underwood became sheriff in 2013, he kissed her in his office and put her hand on his private parts.

Tolbert says she did NOT consent to the advances.

She also alleges that she was required to have sex with Underwood against her will.

The sheriff says he has not yet seen the lawsuit and was not aware of it.