SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Mass. Senators Mull Rosenberg Punishment, Investigator's 'Troubling' Report

May 2, 2018
Massachusetts Sen. Stanley Rosenberg is at center.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

Pressure began to mount Wednesday on former Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg to resign from the Senate. 

The fate of former Massachusetts State Senate President, Stan Rosenberg, could rest on the results of an investigation into whether he broke Senate rules, findings which could be made public soon.

At issue is Rosenberg's 30-year-old husband, Bryon Hefner, who recently pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual assault, criminal lewdness and distributing nude photographs without consent.

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The Massachusetts Senate passed their version of a midyear spending bill that included money for funding Regional Transit Authorities, money to reimburse school districts for educating special needs students, and more. 

Judge Thomas Estes, right, with his attorney David Hoose.
Ally Jarmanning / WBUR

This week, the highest court in Massachusetts heard arguments about whether Thomas Estes, a district court judge from the western part of the state, should face punishment for an affair with a court employee. 

Judge Thomas Estes, right, with his attorney David Hoose.
Ally Jarmanning / WBUR

Should a judge who admitted to engaging in sexual acts with an employee in his court — including in his chambers — keep his job?

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