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New Mexico city manager resigns amid harassment allegations

JAL, N.M. (AP) - The manager of a small southeastern New Mexico community facing sexual harassment accusations has resigned.

City councilors in Jal, New Mexico, recently announced that Bob Gallagher stepped down from his position following allegations of harassment.

The resignation came after KOB-TV reported that two women had accused Gallagher of sending them crude text messages and asking for sex.

Dadrianne White told the TV station Gallagher repeatedly sent her lewd text messages for two years after he helped get her out of jail.

Gallagher denied in a statement last month all allegations of harassment from that accuser and said he believed he was being targeted. He says racy text messages he sent were "consensual."

Gallagher says he apologized to his wife and family.

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