Texas State Legislature

Reward: $10,000
areas of scrutiny: Sexual Harassment, Assault
location: Austin, TX

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal in Hollywood, a landslide of sexual harassment allegations are appearing in places of work around the nation — including the legislature of the State of Texas.

Rumors of sexual harassment and assault implicating Representatives, Senators, staffers, and campaign workers have been traded for years.  In the face of increasing reports, Rep. Linda Koop sent a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott and House and Senate leaders on November 14, 2017, requesting that Capitol workers receive better education on where to report incidents of sexual harassment and assault.

Now, more and more victims are speaking out. Senators Carlos Uresti and Borris Miles have both faced allegations in the last year, and on Sep. 25th, The Texas Tribune ran a story covering a University of Texas investigation into allegations against State Sen. Charles Schwertner.

If you have information regarding sexual harassment or sexual assault by legislators or other state public servants, send us a tip online in order to be eligible for a reward.

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Tips directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and information that substantively contributes to the prosecution of government-related offenses may be eligible for a reward. Crime Stoppers pays rewards in cash but only to the first person who provides an anonymous, crime-solving tip submitted directly to Crime Stoppers and that concerns information not previously provided to or known by authorities.

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