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State Sen. Daylin Leach. (Emma Lee/WHYY, file)

(Harrisburg) — The Democratic leader of the Pennsylvania Senate says an investigation of sexual misconduct claims against Montgomery County state Sen. Daylin Leach found a “lengthy pattern of troubling behavior” and that he should resign.

Leach, however, said Thursday he feels vindicated after getting to read a summary of the findings.

Minority Leader Jay Costa says the report in no way absolves Leach.

Costa spent hours behind closed doors Wednesday, going over the findings with other Democratic senators, a meeting that didn’t include Leach.

Costa says Leach’s actions created an unprofessional and sexualized environment that shouldn’t be tolerated in the workplace.

Leach posted online a summary of the investigation into claims that included a woman’s allegation that Leach raped her in 1991 while he represented her mother in a criminal matter.