Limestone County sheriff denies allegations in sex assault, retaliation lawsuit

Limestone County sheriff denies allegations in sex assault, retaliation lawsuit

LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely and Chief Deputy Fred Sloss have filed a response to a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and discrimination.

The lawsuit was filed in January by sheriff’s office investigator Leslie Ramsey.

The response essentially denies all of the claims raised by Ramsey.

Ramsey alleges that while visiting Sloss at his home with her boyfriend, Sloss groped her and made a sexual advance

The response filed by Sloss admits the visit but says there was no sexual advance.

One new thing we’ve learned about those allegations is that there was a criminal investigation against Sloss concerning the allegations. According to the lawsuit, that investigation ended with no charges being filed. The lawsuit does not say which agency investigated.

The lawsuit also alleges Ramsey was demoted after bringing the alleged advances to Blakely’s attention, which is denied in the response as well.

A trial date has not been set.

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