Former Schuylkill County Detective Dolly Malec piled on the allegations against Commissioner George Halcovage on Wednesday.
During the regular Commissioners work session meeting on Wednesday, July 1, Malec spoke of experiences she had in her capacity as Detective in dealing with Halcovage.
Malec referred to Halcovage as “King George” and that county officials need to do more to protect women at the Courthouse.
An internal investigation into allegations against Halcovage found he apparently violated 3 Courthouse workplace policies:
- Sexual Harassment
- Verbal and Physical Abuse
- Disciplinary Action
Former County Detective Says Halcovage Made Her Life “a Living Hell”
It’s unlikely Malec is one of those accusing Halcovage of these alleged wrongdoings. However, she used the Public Comment portion of Wednesday’s regular meeting to talk about her history with Halcovage at the Courthouse.
Malec said the history with Halcovage started on Oct. 3, 2014, when she was acting in her role as County Detective. She described the Commissioner as “demeaning” and “verbally abusive” toward her.
“He talked to me like I wasn’t worth anything because I am a woman,” Malec said.
She said that was just the beginning.
“He continued to be very disrespectful the entire time I was here,” Malec added. “He will make your life a living hell.”
Malec said Halcovage is known as “King George” in some circles around the Schuylkill County Courthouse.
“He got away with so many things,” she assumed. “We can’t allow this to continue in the Courthouse. You need to protect the women.”
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July 6, 2020 at 11:45 pm
I truly hope the specifics of these allegations are more salacious than what is stated in this article. Destroying a man’s career and reputation because you think he’s disrespectful or demeaning towards you is ridiculous. And if something like this is going to be publicized, the specifics of the allegations should most definitely be included as well. It seems very odd that no specific details of these allegations are being released yet an elected courthouse official is quoted in the news making disparaging comments which are very vague. Hmmmm??
July 7, 2020 at 1:10 am
This is what we know so far. What you’re saying is likely the reason Halcovage has chosen to stay on as Commissioner and fight back against the allegations when the time comes for such a fight.
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C M Bean
July 11, 2020 at 5:07 pm
Somebody needs to further investigate and other women really need to step forward. King George has been demeaning women for years. People step forward those of you who are aware of his late night meetings at the courthouse with “women of the night”. Karma George, karma. Thank you women for stepping forward and protecting others.
July 11, 2020 at 5:48 pm
We haven’t heard this one before today.
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