Charges against former public housing worker accused in 'sex-for-repairs scandal dropped

Posted at 3:04 PM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-30 06:46:13-04

Charges have been dropped in the latest "sex-for-repairs" trial.

The case against Charles Coleman was expected to begin Wednesday afternoon. But shortly after the case began, prosecutors announced they were dropping the charges against the 62-year-old.

Coleman, a former public housing worker, was accused of demanding sex in exchange for home repairs by several women living in Gilmor Homes back in 2015. His defense attorney, Warren Brown, says Coleman's alleged victims couldn't remember the exact dates of those encounters.

The Baltimore City State's Attorneys Office released a statement on the case that read, "There are a number of variables that recently raised insurmountable problems with the provability of these cases. Our office will continue to support these victims as they continue their journey to recovery from these humiliating experiences."

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This is the second case related to the 2015 scandal that has ended without a conviction. Earlier this month, Doug Hussey was found not guilty after one of the victims expected to testify in his trial never showed up.

The Baltimore City Housing Authority vowed last year to improve housing and settled a mult-million dollar class action lawsuit involving 19 women.