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OC Public Works Director, Councilman Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

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SANTA ANA (CBS) — An anonymous letter obtained by The Watchdog accuses Santa Ana City Councilman and Director of Orange County Public Works Carlos Bustamonte of sexual misconduct, according to the Orange County Register.

The letter claims Bustamonte had romantic relationships with four current and former employees, all of whom worked under him.

Bustamante and one of the women “met more than a dozen times a month for more than a year either in his office or her palatial quarters he built for her,” according to the letter.

The letter writer also claims to have “steamy, erotic pictures” that will soon surface on social media web sites.

Bustamante released a statement Tuesday afternoon after word of the allegations became public: “I am not at liberty to discuss an on-going investigation; however I strongly deny the vicious and hurtful rumors surrounding my employment with the County of Orange. My family and I are confident that the investigation will disprove them and I am looking forward to returning to work.”

Bustamante is married with three children.

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