Sheriff Craig Apple: “The end result could either be it sounds substantiated and an arrest is made and it would be up to the DA to prosecute the arrest.”
A woman who accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment filed a criminal complaint against him at the Albany County Sheriff’s Office.
Attorney General Letitia James’s report identified the woman as “Executive Assistant #1.”
From The New York Post:
The unidentified victim lodged the most serious accusation against the governor detailed in AG James’ report, alleging he pulled her in for a hug, reached under her blouse and fondled one of her breasts in the Executive Mansion in Albany on Nov. 16.
“I mean it was—he was like cupping my breast. He cupped my breast,” the woman told investigators on AG James’ team.
“I have to tell you it was—at the moment I was in such shock that I could just tell you that I just remember looking down seeing his hand, seeing the top of my bra and I remember it was like a little even the cup—the kind of bra that I had to the point I could tell you doesn’t really fit me properly, it was a little loose, I just remember seeing exactly that,” she added, according to the report.
Cuomo’s attorney Rita Glavin gave James his itinerary on November 16. The woman then said it happened around November 16:
The accuser, however, told the Times Union that the incident took place on another day around Nov. 16 when she had gone to the mansion to help the governor send a text message from his phone to Stephanie Benton, the director of the governor’s office. The woman told sheriff’s investigators on Thursday that telephone records of Cuomo and Benton could pinpoint the precise day on which that text was sent, the paper reported.
The woman also told investigators that Cuomo groped her after asking her to snap selfies inside his office at the Executive Mansion on Dec. 31, 2019.
As she took the photo, Cuomo “moved his hand to grab her butt cheek and began to rub it” for at least five seconds, the AG report alleges.
Cuomo told her not to share the selfie with anyone. The woman wanted to tell someone but feared she would lose her job.
Sheriff Craig Apple said an arrest is possible: “The end result could either be it sounds substantiated and an arrest is made and it would be up to the DA to prosecute the arrest. Just because of who it is we are not going to rush it or delay it.”DONATE
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