Mr. Miccarelli did not respond to interview requests left at his Capitol and district offices and through his spokesman. The spokesman, Frank Keel, said the fact that the House had taken no punitive action was an acknowledgment that the case against him was weak.
“They have not moved to do anything because they’re baseless allegations,” Mr. Keel said.
Mr. Miccarelli, from Delaware County in the southeast corner of the state, has been in office since 2009, but he recently said he would not seek re-election. He wants to serve out his current term, ending on Nov. 30, when he will become eligible for a pension and lifetime health benefits for his family. He recently married.
“He’s handling it like a gentleman,” Mr. Keel said of the Statehouse situation, noting that there had been no brushes with Ms. Toohil and her plainclothes guard since the order of protection was imposed. “I think he just believed, ‘If I announce I won’t seek re-election, maybe the pressure will ease off.’ Unfortunately for him, it hasn’t, because these two vindictive women seem hellbent on destroying the guy’s entire life.”
Mr. Miccarelli and Ms. Toohil were once a golden couple in the House of Representatives. Deployed to Iraq with the National Guard a few months after winning his first race, Mr. Miccarelli returned to the General Assembly in late 2009 as a war hero. The next year, Ms. Toohil, a youthful lawyer from Luzerne County in northeast Pennsylvania, knocked off the Democratic majority leader in her first race, helping Republicans take control of the House.
In her basement office in the Capitol, during her most extensive interview to date on the subject, Ms. Toohil pulled one tissue after another from a box on her desk. Her account of Mr. Miccarelli’s actions were consistent with the report of House Republican legal staff, which found the two women credible.
Ms. Toohil said she decided to file a complaint with the House in February, more than five years after the relationship with Mr. Miccarelli ended, because she had heard from the second woman, who dated Mr. Miccarelli after she did, that he had sexually assaulted her.
“I felt really guilty that, had I spoken out — had I not been afraid — then that wouldn’t have happened to her,” Ms. Toohil said.