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Former Reminderville officer suing police chief for alleged sexual harassment

Posted at 10:32 PM, Jan 08, 2020

REMINDERVILLE, Ohio — A former Reminderville police officer is suing the police chief for alleged sexual harassment and gender discrimination.

According to court documents, Cara Wilson was hired by Reminderville in July 2017.

Wilson was the only woman working for the police department at the time, according to court documents.

During the interview process, Wilson said that the police chief, Jeffrey Buck, made her interview at home and meet his then-girlfriend.

According to court documents, male officers were not required to interview at the chief's home and meet his girlfriend.

Wilson was warned by other officers that Buck “had a history of trying to sleep with the help," according to court documents.

According to court documents, Buck demanded to go through Wilson's phone and said that he had been picturing her naked in his head.

After Wilson passed her final test to be considered for full-time employment, Buck learned that she was dating an officer in another jurisdiction, the lawsuit states.

“He’s my age! If you were willing to date someone my age, I would have tried harder to f*** you myself," Buck told Wilson, according to court documents.

According to court documents, after months of being harassed by Buck, Wilson was terminated in Dec. 2018 for complaining about gender discrimination.

The village of Reminderville gave the following statement about the lawsuit:

"The Village of Reminderville is in the midst of litigation. Because of that, we will not be making any comments at this time."