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DES PLAINES, Ill. — A suburban school superintendent who is to resign next month amid complaints about his conduct has denied sexual harassment.

The Chicago Tribune reports Floyd Williams of Des Plaines District 62 issued a statement Friday. Earlier in the week the district announced he would resign Dec. 13 after sexual harassment allegations. Williams said he "did not engage in sexual harassment against anyone associated with" the district and he was "devastated" by the complaints.

However, Williams said he did "recognize that my words or actions may have been misinterpreted" and apologized to anyone he made uncomfortable.

Under an agreement, Williams will be paid his remaining workdays of the current school year and will receive payment for five vacation days. Williams has been on paid leave since Oct. 17.

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