BOSTON (WWLP) — The interim executive director of the state's new
Gaming Commission has declined an offer to serve as acting executive director over an old allegation of child sexual abuse.
Stan McGee was accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in Florida in 2007.
Lawmakers spoke out against the latest hire by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
State Representative Daniel Winslow hired a private investigator to look into past allegations of child sexual abuse against the interim executive director.
Representative Winslow announced that he hired former state police Detective Lt. Inspector Bob Long to investigate allegations against Carl Stanley McGee. Winslow said it's unacceptable that the commission didn't conduct its own investigation.
Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby said he was comfortable hiring McGee because Florida prosecutors dropped the charges, citing a lack of evidence.
Rep. Daniel Winslow (R-Norfolk) told 22News, "If true, should a sexual predator of a child be on the state payroll at all in any capacity. I think particularly because of the sensitivity of this position that the concern about compromise and corruption should be tantamount."
According to Rep. James Lyons (R-Andover), “They went to the Patrick administration to get an interim executive director without any background check at all. I meant that just speaks volumes about the lack of sensitivity."
McGee has been long time top advisor to Governor Patrick, and has been active on issues like Massachusetts gaming and same-sex marriage.
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beermemarge | May 10 2012 7:25am
No, a convicted sexual predator shouldn't be on the payroll. But it was an unproven allegation in this case, he wasn't convicted of anything. Is there more to this story?
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