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DHS law enforcement agent fired over sexual harassment

Douglas Mabry was discharged Aug. 15 for sexual harassment, conduct unbecoming a public employee, misuse of state equipment, discourteous treatment of others and willful violation of state ethics or merit rules, records show.

The woman threatened to quit her job if necessary, Fairless wrote.

Mabry claimed he “sent those texts in an attempt to use dark humor to reduce the stress ... (she) was under from the death threats made against her.” The case involved a militia member.

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Another woman told investigators that Mabry sent her a message where he claimed if he “were 15 years younger and had a ‘bigger you know what'” he'd be after her. She said he also referenced a swimsuit picture of her on Facebook. She then removed the picture and “unfriended” Mabry from her Facebook account.

Investigators said Mabry admitted describing a female co-worker in an email as being “hottt,” but claimed he was attempting to compliment her because she “had lost a lot of weight.”

Mabry, hired in 2007, worked a nine-county area in southwestern Oklahoma.

“Indeed it has been necessary to reassign you from three of the nine counties ... because you are no longer welcome there,” Fairless wrote. “Your pattern of conduct ... has brought great discredit to yourself and the Office of Inspector General.”

The agent had previously received oral and written reprimands for being late to work and inappropriate communications with co-workers, records show. Efforts to reach him for comment were unsuccessful.