Long Island’s top official battles sexting accusations

The top official in one of America’s largest suburban counties is embroiled in a sexting controversy.

Edward Mangano, executive of Nassau County on New York’s Long Island, is vehemently denying allegations in a TV report that he sent sexually suggestive texts to a public relations executive who has done work for the county.

Mangano says was the victim of a cybercrime, and that someone obviously hacked into his phone.

The 53-year-old Republican, and married father of two, has asked Nassau County’s police department to investigate.

But some are questioning the propriety of such an investigation because Mangano’s office has control over the police department. Mangano is expected to nominate the acting police commissioner to run the department.

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