Florida Politician Accused Of Licking Men's Faces Resigns

Clay Curtis
February 9, 2019

The Florida Commission on Ethics issued a report on its findings that Oakley possibly violated state law because she was "exhibiting inappropriate behavior" when she licked the city manager's face at a fishing tournament in 2012.

In her resignation letter, Oakley insisted she was innocent and said she intends to appeal.

Upon election, she and another commissioner and the newly elected mayor suspended the city manager, who says they knew the ethics complaint against Oakley was pending.

After the meeting, Oakley walked up to Crawford and allegedly licked his neck and the side of his face, and also groped his crotch and buttocks. The city commission of Madeira Beach, Fla.

In addition to licking then-city manager Shane Crawford, former city commissioner Nancy Oakley has been accused of licking at least three other men, according to a report from the Florida Commission on Ethics. He called for Oakley to be publicly censured, reprimanded and fined $5,000. The details are a bit convoluted, but Oakley took issue with the presence of Crawford's executive assistant, Cheryl McGrady.

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Oakley survived a recall effort in 2018 but did not run for re-election to her seat.

'We believe that this is the right thing for the organization to do and shows that we are committed to moving the organization forward, ' said current City Manager Jonathan Evans, according to WTSP.

Crawford, fearing retribution, did not immediately report the incident because Oakley was one of his superiors, the station reported.

"The act of licking a person on the face and neck is too unusual to be contrived by multiple witnesses and multiple victims", he wrote.

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