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Sunday, December 4, 2022


Attorney General Iver Stridiron has completed his investigation of sexual harassment charges against acting Tourism Commissioner Clement "Cain" Magras, and the report is in the hands of Gov. Charles W. Turnbull.
Stridiron was to have submitted the report by May 12, but asked for an extension, claiming the Tourism employee who made the charges had failed to cooperate with his investigation.
However, Lee Rohn, attorney for the Tourism employee, Heather Carty, said the investigator on the case never contacted her client until the day the report was due. Rohn further asserted that the call was not made until she, Rohn, called Stridiron.
Rohn has also expressed concern that the government was investigating the government.
Carty claimed that on February 5, Magras invited her into his hotel room "ostensibly" to answer a phone call and then threw her down on the bed, where he "tried to put his hands beneath my clothes, tried to kiss me and fondle me, and requested I have sex with him."
At the time Carty filed the charges against Magras he was awaiting Senate confirmation as Tourism Commissioner.
Turnbull said he has taken the report and the AG's recommendation under advisement and would make a decision and public statement soon, according to a May 23 release from Government House.

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