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Utah County commissioner accused of abusing power, sexual harassment, asked to resign

Utah County commissioner accused of abusing power, sexual harassment, asked to resign (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) Utah County Commissioners are asking for one of their own to resign after accusations surfaced about Greg Graves abusing his position of authority.

According to Commissioner Nathan Ivie, county employees reported Graves used intimidation and bullying in the office. Ivie said one employee even filed a sexual harassment complaint against Graves.

“I’ve had countless employees in my office in tears. Upset. Because of the threats and intimidation he’s made,” Ivie said. “There were allegations of misconduct and sexual harassment against Commissioner Graves. He has his version of the story.”

The county hired a third party lawyer and opened an investigation into these complaints a few months ago. Monday, they held a hearing to determine whether or not to release the documents.

The county agreed to release documents employees filed against Graves after redacting identifying information to protect alleged victims. There are more than 100 pages clerks will review before releasing the documents.

Graves was out of town on a family vacation and did not attend the hearing.

Commissioners Ivie and Lee are calling for Graves to step down. Due to state statute, he is allowed to serve the remaining year of his term, if he choses to do so.

“Utah State Statute does not allow for the recall of a public official. I think Commissioner Graves should resign,” said Ivie.

2News reached out to Graves’ office but he was unavailable for comment at the time this story aired.

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