For those of us who heard the stories, who knew of the myriad of complaints that had been filed against Ray Utz, the common mantra today has been this…..”Wow, I am shocked but not surprised”
There use to be several women in the Planning dept several years ago, but. one by one they left until there were none. I believe there is now one woman, and she is a secretary. Too many people in leadership positions were aware of these complaints, and yet, nothing was done. All were deemed “unfounded” and so the women left and Ray Utz stayed.
Here is the story from Inside Nova:
Raymond Utz, the second-in-command of the Prince William County Planning Department, has been arrested after police say he exposed himself to women while driving.
Utz, 49, was the county’s assistant planning director since January. Before that, he served 11 years as the county’s chief of long range planning. County spokesman Jason Grant said Utz is no longer employed by Prince William County, but would not comment on whether he was fired or resigned.
Utz was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 19, after two reported incidents of indecent exposure, one in Woodbridge and the other in Lake Ridge.
Just before noon, police were called after a 38-year-old woman reported that a man in a black Honda CRV lowered his passenger side window while both drivers were stopped on Gideon Drive and Smoketown Road.
“At that point, the victim noticed that the driver was exposing himself and making an obscene sexual display,” Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok said.
The victim was able to provide officers with the Honda’s license plate number, which was registered to Utz.
As this story unfolds, I imagine more details will surface regarding these complaints against him, I also imagine some people in leadership positions will need to do some explaining. I read it first on the Derecho blog , and although I am not a fan of the blog VirginiaVirtucon, I saw this old post containing documentation of at least two complaints against Ray Utz. If these current allegations are proven true, given the previous complaints, this is a more serious matter than just Ray Utz and indecent exposure.
So not only was his alleged behavior not thoroughly investigated by the county, he was eventually promoted?
Stay tuned folks.