Burlington resident Tiki Archambeau and another witness filed a complaint regarding Democrat State Sen. Ed Flanagan (Chittenden County) last week. The witnesses said they saw Flanagan masturbating in the locker room of the Greater Burlington YMCA's men's wellness center.
Flanagan is a Democratic candidate in the Vermont 2010 lieutenant governor race.
Flanagan denied the charge.
"I was absolutely not doing that in the locker room," Flanagan told a Fox 44 television news crew July 29. "...I did not do anything inappropriate, in my mind, when I was unclothed."
"Too bad Ed doesn't remember that because I remember it vividly," Archambeau told Fox 44. "In fact I wish I could shake the memory from my head."
Other accounts of lewd and lascivious behavior, attributed to YMCA visitors, have been heard by some members.
According to the news report, Mary Burns, president of the Greater Burlington YMCA, did not comment on the claims. However, according to YMCA policy, guests found in lewd settings would have their memberships revoked.