California Assembly fires employee over sex misconduct

SACRAMENTO, Calif.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly fired a longtime employee in February after an investigation substantiated sexual harassment claims against him from at least six years ago.

Documents released Thursday show Gerardo Guzman likely engaged in sexual misconduct during his time working for former Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, who held office from 2007 to 2012. His behavior included showing and talking about sex toys with female employees.

Guzman was most recently working in the office vacated by former Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, who resigned in December while facing his own misconduct allegations from his time working for Fuentes.

The documents also confirmed accusations against Bocanegra, including that he put a female subordinate’s bracelet in the front of his pants and asked her to retrieve it.

Neither Bocanegra nor Guzman could immediately be reached for comment.

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