Albert Forlizzi II has fallen a long way. Now unemployed, the former supervisor at the State Department of Revenue and former mayor of Penbrook has been sentenced to four years probation after pleading no contest to charges of indecent assault and official oppression.
Forlizzi will also have to register as a sex offender and pay $2,000 in fines.
A contrite Forlizzi apologized to the court and said he would “do whatever the court wants [him] to do.” He claims he has been rejected for 15 jobs because of his conviction.
Forlizzi harassed a long-time state employee from November 2011 to August 2013, telling her he was the one who “saved her job” and therefore she “owed” him.
Note: Sexual harassers seldom think of long-term consequences of their behavior. One way to deter harassment may be to make it clear that offenses could have dire legal consequences.