Schuylkill County Clerk of Courts Maria Casey called Commissioner George Halcovage a “serial perpetrator … who prowls the hallways looking for his next victim” on Wednesday.
Casey spoke during the Public Comment portion of this week’s regular Work Session meeting. Just moments prior, Halcovage said he’d step aside as Commissioners Chairman until all litigation was finished regarding the allegations he violated several workplace policies at the Schuylkill County Courthouse.
Those policy violations include marks against:
- Sexual Harassment
- Verbal and Physical Abuse
- Disciplinary Action
Schuylkill Clerk of Courts Calls Halcovage a Serial Perpetrator Who Prowls Halls of Courthouse
In her comments, Casey adamantly called for Halcovage to resign from office. She urged the eventual Commissioners Chairman Boots Hetherington to call on Halcovage to resign, not just step aside as Chair.
Halcovage insists he’s fighting and denies the allegations against him. On Tuesday, Schuylkill County Solicitor Glenn Roth said it’s “apparent” that Halcovage violated those policies.
At least one accuser has hired an attorney to take her allegations against Halcovage to court.
Casey says Halcovage shouldn’t be allowed to come to work. She said the fact that he’s in the Courthouse daily is “not logical.”
“You let him come to work every day,” she said, calling Halcovage a “serial perpetrator”.
“He should not be allowed in the Courthouse. He trolls the hallways, prowls the hallways looking for his next victim,” Casey said. “That’s where he gets them. He can not be here.”
“Afraid to Come to Work”
Casey seemed to profess more knowledge of the allegations, including the accusers, while she lit up Halcovage on Wednesday.
She said two of the alleged victims haven’t been to work since March. And she seems to know there are more allegations pending against Halcovage.
“There are numerous cases. They are afraid to come to work,” Casey adds. “They have worked here for decades. Are there not several complaints pending?”
“We Are Not Backing Down”
The Clerk of Courts, also elected to office in November 2019, further called Halcovage a “serial harasser and denier.” Casey continued in her comments, saying “the Old Boys network must end.”
Casey added, “Just because he’s an elected official means he gets preferential treatment. There is no reason he should be here.”
She again insisted that Halcovage be denied access to the Courthouse or any County building.
“Take action today. Restrict any access. Period,” she said. “We are insisting on this. We are not backing down.”