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Judge allows lawsuit against Storey sheriff to continue

May 24, 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed sexual harassment claims against Storey County Sheriff Gerald Antinoro but is allowing a civil rights lawsuit against the sheriff to move forward.

An attorney for former sheriff’s deputy Melanie Keener said in a statement Friday that his client is disappointed that the harassment claims were dismissed by the judge on Tuesday but is thrilled that the rest of her case will move forward.

Keener alleged that Antinoro made comments and sent her text messages that were sexually harassing. She says after she filed a complaint about the behavior, she was put on administrative leave and transferred to a less prestigious job.

Antinoro’s lawyers did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

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