[Publisher's note: This article contains graphic sexual content.]
TOLEDO,Ohio – When the city's water commissioner, Willie Perryman, Jr., suddenly retired on Sept. 23 from his $65,000-a-year job, there was little surprise at City Hall.
Perhaps Mayor Carty Finkbeiner and his top aides, Tom Kroma and Robert Reinbolt, encouraged him to leave. Or maybe Perryman, the longtime pastor at Jerusalem Baptist Church on
In his brief memo to Finkbeiner, submitted the day he retired, Perryman, 49, said he was leaving his job to devote more time to his ministry.
Not addressed by Perryman, the Finkbeiner administration or anyone else was the real reason behind the departure.
City documents obtained by The Newsmeister.com reveal that last summer Perryman sent an unspecified number of shockingly explicit sexual text messages to a temporary clerk in the city's Neighborhoods Department.
The employee, 40-year-old Tamara Turner Fuseini, turned seven of the messages over to her bosses, who alerted city officials, triggering an investigation.