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Iowa settles with 8 men, victims of bathroom photo scandal

Posted at 9:53 PM, Mar 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-07 22:53:53-05

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The state of Iowa will pay eight men working for the Iowa Department of Revenue just over $1 million to settle their complaints that they were secretly photographed by a male colleague in a restroom and that supervisors didn’t take the matter seriously.

The State Appeal Board voted Monday to settle with the men who will each receive payments ranging from $70,000 to $200,000.

The total state payout comes to $1.01 million.

The state previously settled with three other men who had filed a federal lawsuit for $900,000.

The man who took the photos, Kenneth Kerr, was fired, pleaded guilty to invasion of privacy and sexually motivated stalking and was sentenced to two years of probation.

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