Alvin Steiner: Fourth Woman Accuses Illinois Official of Groping, Dirty-Old-Man Behavior


Another woman has filed a lawsuit charging Saline Township supervisor Alvin Steiner with molestation.

The Belleville News-Democrat is reporting the story today, though truth be told it was the Madison County Record that broke the news last week.

In his role as supervisor for the Madison County township, Steiner has authority to provide financial assistance to residents. The suit filed March 1 states that Steiner groped the buttocks of Laura Barry when she came to him for help paying her utility bill.

Three other women -- Elizabeth Watkins, Jamie Miener, Melanie Hedlund -- have filed suits against Steiner since the first of the year, accusing him of grabbing their breasts and masturbating in front of them when they came to him for assistance.

Steiner's attorney did not respond to the News-Democrat's request for comment. Meanwhile the township's attorney has denied that any government official knew of the complaints against Steiner.

Thomas Maag, an Edwardsville attorney who represents Barry, Watkins and Miener, tells Daily RFT that he cannot comment on pending litigation.