Central Washington University received the final investigative report regarding sexual harassment accusations against Republican Representative Matt Manweller earlier this month. Though the university received the report nearly two weeks ago, the results have not been made public.
CWU placed Rep. Manweller on administrative leave from his professor position at the university in December 2017 following the allegations of misconduct. Manweller had previously been investigated by the university, in 2012 and then in 2013, over allegations of sexual harassment against students.
In a statement to iFIBER ONE, Manweller described the most recent investigation as a witch hunt by the university.
“I plan to defend my reputation and my impeccable record as a professor to the maximum extent of the resources at my disposal,” said Manweller. “The people who know me, know what type of person I am. They know this investigation is nothing more than a witch hunt by a liberal university to target one of their only conservative professors.”
Manweller is currently running for re-election as Representative of the 13th Legislative District. The only other candidate running for the position is Democrat Sylvia Hammond. The district, which includes most of Lincoln, Grant, and Kittitas Counties, has strongly favored Republican candidates in the most recent elections.
Manweller says he anticipates the results of the investigation to be released to the public sometime in August.
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