Sev­eral sex­ual ha­rass­ment vic­tims go af­ter Lithua­nian mp

The Baltic Times - - BALTIC NEWS - TBT/BNS Staff

Three young women on Wed­nes­day, March 15, filed a com­plaint with the Lithua­nian Pros­e­cu­tor Gen­eral’s Of­fice, claim­ing that they had been sex­u­ally ha­rassed by Kes­tutis Pukas, a mem­ber of the Seimas. The lawyer said that one of the women had pre­vi­ously worked as an aide to Pukas at the Seimas and the other two had tried to get the job. Elena Marti­non­iene, spokes­woman for the Pros­e­cu­tor Gen­eral’s Of­fice, con­firmed that the com­plaint had been re­ceived. She added that a woman had also filed a sep­a­rate com­plaint con­tain­ing sim­i­lar al­le­ga­tions. In the face of an im­peach­ment mo­tion amid sex­ual ha­rass­ment al­le­ga­tions, Pukas does not in­tend to step down as a mem­ber of the Seimas even though the speaker of the Lithua­nian par­lia­ment has twice called on him to do so. Lithua­nia’s Pros­e­cu­tor Gen­eral’s Of­fice has launched a probe into the ac­cu­sa­tions fol­low­ing the PMS’ de­ci­sion out­strip the em­bat­tled par­lia­men­tar­ian of his par­lia­men­tar­ian man­date.

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