County highway employee disciplined for computer pornography

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County Administrator Phil Church confirmed that an employee of the county highway department has been disciplined for viewing pornography on the county computer while at work.

During Thursday’s meeting, Legislator Doug Malone asked if there were any new developments with the investigation.

As first reported in The Valley News, employees of the highway department raised allegations that one of their coworkers was spending hours each day on the computer viewing erotic pictures and videos while receiving overtime pay.

Following the story, new allegations surfaced that other county highway employees were viewing pornography while at work at the county airport and the county sign shop.

Church said the first matter had been handled and disciplinary action has been taken.

“The fist complaint has been investigated and handled and proper discipline has been carried out,” Church responded to Malone.

The second complaint, Church noted, has been referred to the district attorney.

Church said he was not going to comment in public or to the press any further about the matter so as not to impede the investigation.

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