Mayor Michael O’Connor and Alderman Roger Wilson both responded to the allegations of sexual misconduct made against Wilson.
Frederick, Md. – After Alderman Ben MacShane’s Facebook post on Saturday alleging sexual misconduct against Alderman Roger Wilson, statements have been released from Frederick Mayor Michael O’Connor and Roger Wilson.
“As the Mayor of Frederick and a committed member of this community, I find the allegations made against Alderman Wilson to be very serious. They do not keep the values and standards of The City of Frederick.
Those who have experienced what is being reported deserve to be heard and have their concerns addressed. I am also committed to protecting the privacy of anyone who wants to share their story and respecting the feelings of those who may be unable to do so for various reasons.
At this time, I am working with the City’s relevant departments to ensure we can support those impacted and our community as this situation evolves. I stand with those who recognize that such behavior has never been and never will be appropriate or acceptable.”
Wilson released this statement regarding the allegations.
” This afternoon, Alderman Ben MacShane made some very serious and appalling allegations against me on social media. I was made aware of these allegations an hour before they were posted while in the car, on speakerphone, with my daughters on the day after Christmas. These allegations are false, and in my 20+ years of working in both the public and private sectors, I have never had a harassment complaint filed against me.