November 26, 2014

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Woman alleges harassment by Lorain officer

Previous sex claims still being looked into; attorney plans suit

LORAIN — Another woman has come forward alleging she was sexually harassed for years by a Lorain police officer currently being investigated for having a sexual relationship with another woman while on duty.

Attorney Michael Duff, who said he plans on filing a lawsuit against the city on behalf of the woman, would not discuss details of the alleged sexual harassment other than to say it occurred over a period of years.

The officer, Stanley Marrero, is currently on paid administrative leave while the police department investigates claims that he carried on a sexual relationship while he was supposed to be patrolling the streets.

That investigation began after a woman told police that Marrero raped her daughter, who was not a minor. The daughter told police the relationship was consensual, but the woman’s sister came forward and said she also had a consensual relationship with Marrero while he was supposed to be working, Lorain police Chief Cel Rivera said.

In addition, Marrero is being investigated for not separating two other women who were fighting each other over him because he was allegedly having affairs with both, Rivera said. And in 2000, Marrero was suspended for having an on-duty sexual relationship with a separate woman whom he met while responding to her home after she threatened to commit suicide.

Duff said his client is not one of the women involved in any of those incidents.

Lorain Law Director Mark Provenza said he would not discuss the matter because of the pending lawsuit, and county Prosecutor Dennis Will declined to comment on whether his office is looking into Marrero.

Contact Adam Wright at 653-6257 or awright@chroniclet.com.