More trouble for Sussex County Councilman Vance Phillips. A 17 page lawsuit has been filed in Kent County and alleges repeated sexual assault of a teen who Phillips encouraged to get involved with politics. The lawsuit says that after she turned 18 Phillips forced her to have sex several times in a variety of locations in 2011 – threatening her not to tell anyone. The lawsuit includes graphic detail about alleged bondage, use of sex toys and threats.
Calls to Phillips go straight to voice mail and have not been returned. Sussex County Government spokesman Chip Guy says this is a personal matter that has nothing to do with Phillips’s official capacity with the county.
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