Internal audit shows OC botched Bustamante probe
(AP) – An internal audit shows Orange County officials botched the sexual harassment investigation of former public works executive Carlos Bustamante. Bustamante was arrested in July on charges of sexual assault, false imprisonment, stalking and battery of seven female county employees over an eight-year period.
Prosecutors say Bustamante called women into his office under the pretense of discussing work and then hugged, kissed and groped them and sometimes masturbated in front of them.
The audit says the county investigation was poorly handled and the probe itself puts the county at risk of being sued.