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Fort Oglethorpe councilman ousted for sexual harassment still drawing pay

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Former Fort Oglethorpe City Councilman Charles Sharrock hasn't served for almost a year since being ousted for sexually harassing three female employees — but the city still pays his $708 monthly salary and another $250 each month toward his supplemental Medicare insurance.

The pay and benefits will continue until Sharrock, who's still fighting his dismissal in court, has exhausted all of his appeals, or until his term expires. Sharrock was one year into his second four-year term at the time of his ouster.

"He's getting paid, and there's a reason he's getting paid," Mayor Lynn Long said. "We chose, based on legal advice, to continue to give him his pay and his insurance."

Long used a "what if" scenario to explain the rationale behind funding Sharrock's insurance.

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