Former superintendent fired for alleged sexual harassment wants to face his accusers

NORWALK Doug Solet had the option of choosing a public or private hearing to appeal his being fired
Cory Frolik
May 24, 2010

 

NORWALK

Doug Solet had the option of choosing a public or private hearing to appeal his being fired from Western Reserve Schools for alleged sexual harassment.

The embattled Western Reserve superintendent and former St. Mary Central Catholic High School principal chose a public hearing in the hopes it will bring his accusers under a type of scrutiny they have so far avoided, his attorney said.

"My client is very anxious to have a public hearing on this. We feel his accuser has had the luxury of making these accusations in anonymity, and the issue is being discussed by the decision makers -- the school board -- behind closed doors," said Solet's attorney, Joe O'Malley.