FEMA inspectors, not including the woman who made the allegations against the Staten Island homeowner, go door-to-door checking for storm damage.
A Staten Island man has been accused of sexually abusing a FEMA inspector who went to check his home for Sandy damage, according to a published report.
The 49-year-old woman, who works for the government-contracting company PB Disaster Services, told police Robert Langshultz attacked her when she knocked on the door of his Midland Beach home Monday afternoon, according to The New York Post.
She accused Langshultz of shoving her against a wall and then trying to kiss her while touching her inappropriately, the paper reported. She managed to run out of the house and later called authorities, the Post said.
Langshultz, 53, was arrested early Wednesday and charged with sexual abuse and forcible touching. His arraignment is pending and information on an attorney wasn't immediately available.
Neighbors told the Post Langshultz is a hard-working man who wakes up early every day to go to his contracting job and has spent the last few weeks swamped in the floodwaters left by Sandy.
PB Disaster Services, which sends out construction, real estate and other professionals to assess damages for FEMA, is a subsidiary of Parsons Brinckerhoff.
A corporate spokeswoman told the Post she didn't know what the firm's rules were on sending inspectors to homes alone. FEMA didn't return the Post's request for comment.