Prosecutors drop sex-for-repairs case against handyman

BALTIMORE (AP) " Baltimore prosecutors have dropped all charges against a second former handyman who had been accused of trading sex for repairs in a public housing complex.

Local media outlets report that the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office on Wednesday dropped the case against a former maintenance worker for the city's public housing properties. Melba Saunders, a spokeswoman for the state's attorney's office, cited "insurmountable problems" in proving the case.

The case against another handymen accused in the scandal was dismissed last month after one of the alleged victims failed to appear in court to testify.

The city paid an $8 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit stemming from the accusations last year.

The handymen were accused of demanding sexual favors from women and withholding necessary repairs if they did not comply.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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