Oswego tenants band together against landlord

Pictured above is 129 W. Fourth St., owned by Oswego businessman Doug Waterbury, that the city took action on in 2016. 

OSWEGO — A Syracuse fair housing agency filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging widespread sexual harassment by Oswego landlord Doug Waterbury.

In a 35-page filing, CNY Fair Housing says its investigation found flagrant fair housing violations by Waterbury since at least 2012, including pressuring women “in desperate need of housing” for sexual favors in exchange for rent.