The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday against the owners and the manager of Alger Meadow Apartments, which are 16 multi-family buildings. The government claims the manager regularly made unwelcome sexual advances to female tenants or women who were interested in an apartment.
The lawsuit says the manager also entered apartments without permission or advance notice.
Justice Department official Jocelyn Samuels said tenants shouldn't be harassed by someone "who holds the key to the front door."
Linda Vander Vennen of Byron Center, listed as one of the owners, said she was unaware of the lawsuit and declined to comment.