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Madison County Settles Claims Against Sheriff

Madison County Settles Claims Against Sheriff

CREATED Jan 22, 2014

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - Officials in Madison County have approved a settlement to resolve claims filed by two employees accusing the sheriff of sexual harassment.

The Jackson Sun reported one woman will get $210,000 and the other will get $130,000 under the settlement approved Tuesday by county commissioners.

The deputies made the accusations against Sheriff David Woolfork in civil claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

According to the newspaper, Wolfforth has admitted to having affairs with the women but denied wrongdoing.

He was indicted last month on charges of attempted aggravated sexual battery and domestic assault involving one of the women and has pleaded not guilty.

Meanwhile, a judge on Tuesday set a July 14 trial date in a lawsuit filed by the County Commission seeking to oust Woolfork from office.

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