Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Section 8 Housing Inspector licked woman's chest to pass inspection - He told her, I can tell you have a lot of kids by your giant nipples!
A lawsuit was filed Tuesday claiming that a woman failed a yearly Section 8 home inspection at her Lynwood home because she refused the sexual advances of the county inspector.
Collen Askins claims that Housing Authority of Cook County employee John D. Espinosa came to her Lynwood home to conduct a yearly Section 8 home inspection on May 23, 2011, according to the suit filed in Cook County Circuit Court.
During the inspection, Espinosa grabbed Askins’ buttocks and licked her chest, the suit said. Espinosa also told her while on her patio, “You know, on a nice summer night, I’m sure we can sit out here, have a drink — I can bring a drink over and we can sit out here.”
Espinosa told Askins she should submit to his sexual advances or the HACC would fail her home inspection, the suit said. If Askins complained to the police, Espinosa said he would also fail the inspection.
Before entering Askins’ home, Espinosa told her that the home passed the inspection and had Adkins sign paperwork indicating that her home passed, the suit said.
For more than an hour after leaving Askins’ home, Espinosa sat in his vehicle parked in her driveway, the suit said. During that time, Espinosa sent a text to Askins’ private cell phone that she’d give to HACC, which read in part, “This is my cell. Send me a sexy picture.”
The suit claims Askins rebuffed Espinosa’s sexual advances and contacted Lynwood police.
Askins received a letter from HACC, dated May 23, 2011, indicating that she failed the home inspection, the suit said.
The six-count suit claims a violation of the Illinois Gender Violence Act, battery and assault, and negligent/willful and wanton hiring and retention. It seeks more than $300,000 in damages, attorney fees and court costs.
A HACC spokesperson was not available for comment Tuesday evening.