Rochester, New York legislator Ernest Flagler-Mitchell (D) acknowledged sending a photo of his genitals to a then-19-year-old after she accused him of sexual harassment.
The Monroe County Democrat’s admission — which included portraying himself as the victim of a baseless extortion scheme — came two hours after he was appointed the president of Rochester’s NAACP chapter on Saturday.
The Daily Wire’s Amanda Prestigiacomo reports:
Monroe County Legislator Ernest Flagler-Mitchell defended himself by citing his faith in God and claiming he intended to send the photo of his genitals to his wife. He also claimed without evidence that he is being blackmailed over the incident because of his work for minority communities.
In a letter to Monroe County legislators, LaKaya Sinclair called for Flagler-Mitchell’s resignation and suggested there are other victims of the legislator’s predatory behavior. The legislator met Sinclair following a devastating shooting last year, offering up his contact information if the young girl ever needed help.
“I am writing this letter to share with you that your colleague County Legislature for Legislative District 29, Ernest Flager-Mitchell, has explicitly sexually harassed me and has sent me an unsolicited photo of his genital,” Sinclair wrote.
“I first met him after being the victim of the Pennsylvania Ave graduation shooting that occurred on September 18th, 2020,” she outlined. “A few days later there was a community gathering and he introduced himself to me as the official county legislature for my district. He gave his county legislature business card and told me if I ever needed anything to give him a call. … I reached out for help not to be sexually harassed.”