"All I wanna do is get you naked and show you what it’s like to be with a real man," the official reportedly told the woman, according to The Daily Mail.
The official worked at the BIA's Southwest regional office as far back as 2009. A woman who worked with him said he repeatedly hugged and touched her, made at least 50 inappropriate remarks and kissed her on the lips 15 times over the years, according to an internal investigation obtained by The Daily Mail.
At least two other women in the Southwest regional office experienced inappropriate physical contact and verbal remarks from the official. But even though higher-level management at the Department of the Interior was told about the behaviors, nothing was done about his status, according to the Office of Inspector General report obtained by The Daily Mail.
The official has since left the BIA. He name was redacted in the internal report obtained by The Daily Mail and a spokesperson told the media outlet, which is based in the United Kingdom, that the department doesn't comment on personnel matters.
According to a BIA press release, William Tandy Walker was formally appointed to the post in December 2009. But he had actually been assigned to the region since September 2008, following the removal of the prior regional director.
Walker is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and suddenly retired late last year, according to a second source who is close to the Albuquerque office. The internal investigation began in October 2017, The Daily Mail reported.
Walker's immediate management superior would have been the director of the BIA. But the person who held that post -- Bryan Rice, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation -- mysteriously departed in April after being accused of harassing a female subordinate.
|Bryan Rice RESIGNED|
after only 6 months on the job
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