Florida Politician Accused Of Licking Men's Faces Resigns

Leroy Wright
February 9, 2019

A Florida politician is accused of groping her co-workers and licking their faces during her unwanted sexual advances, according to a complaint made to the Florida Commission on Ethics.

In her resignation letter, Oakley insisted she was innocent of the allegation and planned to appeal the ethics violation ruling, according to WTSP TV.

Upon election, she and another commissioner and the newly elected mayor suspended the city manager, who says they knew the ethics complaint against Oakley was pending. The sponsor of the fishing tournament where Oakley allegedly licked the city manager said she had licked his face and the faces of volunteers at other fishing tournaments. The city commission of Madeira Beach, Fla. The incident dates to a meeting held during a November 2012 fishing tournament in the town of 4,500; Oakley had admitted to drinking during the tournament.

When then-city clerk Cheryl McGrady, whom Crawford later married, told Oakley that her conduct was inappropriate, the city commissioner allegedly called the woman a 'f***ing b****' and took a swing at her, but missed.

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Oakley had a 'habit of licking men that either she was attracted to or thought that she had authority over, ' Crawford said. He filed a formal complaint against Oakley in 2017 when she filed for re-election.

If Oakley had not resigned, she would have only served until March, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Oakley resigned after being fined $5,000 by the Florida Commission on Ethics and a public reprimand by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

Crawford, fearing retribution, did not immediately report the incident because Oakley was one of his superiors, the station reported.

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