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Local sheriff admits to affair, denies harassment charges

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(WMC-TV) - A judge will decide Thursday if a protection order should protect an employee from her employer, the local sheriff.

Sheriff David Woolfork of Jackson, Tennessee has already admitted to having an affair with a member of the staff. Now, he is denying sexual harassment charges.

Woolfork has released the following statement to WBBJ:

"I have asked God to forgive me, I have asked my wife and family to forgive me, and now I am asking the community to forgive me".

Back on October 11, 2013, when Action News 5 first covered the incident, Deputy Sharon Sangster was granted a temporary protection order against him October 11th.

This is a day after a supposed fight between the two occurred at her house.

According to a recent interview by WBBJ, Woolfork denies any wrong doing.

"I did not touch Ms. Sangster in any way inappropriately," he stated.

Although Chief Kendrick said his officers saw no visible injuries on Sangster, they have confirmed the issue is still under investigation.

Click this link to view Action News 5's previous coverage on Woolfork.

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