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Third Wappingers Custodian Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

A custodian who works at Van Wyck Junior High School in Wappingers Falls has filed a sexual harassment suit against the district and his former female supervisor.
A custodian who works at Van Wyck Junior High School in Wappingers Falls has filed a sexual harassment suit against the district and his former female supervisor. Photo Credit: wappingersschools.org

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- A third custodian from the Wappingers Central School District has filed a lawsuit claiming a former female supervisor sexually harassed him, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Angelo DiGregorio, 56, who works at Van Wyck Junior High School, filed suit against Catherine DeFazio, the former head custodian, the district and a number of Wappingers officials, the Journal added.

According to court documents, DeFazio, 53, sexually harassed DiGregorio and other men she supervised on a “constant and daily” basis. The documents also accuse the district of not adequately address the "blatant violations" and that the men who complained were retaliated against, according to the documents, said the Poughkeepsie Journal.

The other two custodians, Michael Murphy, 41, and Samuel Feiler, 63, filed their complaints in September, the paper said.

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