Former New York Gov. Cuomo charged with sex crime

The complaint accused Cuomo of forcible touching.
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NEW YORK (KLKN) – A criminal complaint against former New York governor Andrew Cuomo has been filed in Albany City Court, according to a spokesman for the New York State Court System.

The complaint charges Cuomo with a misdemeanor sex crime, the spokesman said in an email to ABC News.

The complaint, filed by an Albany County Sheriff’s Department investigator, accused Cuomo of forcible touching.

The alleged crime happened at the governor’s mansion on December 7, 2020, when Cuomo “intentionally and for no legitimate purpose” forcibly put his hand under the blouse of an unnamed victim and onto an intimate body part.

“Specifically, the victims left breast for the purposes of degrading and gratifying his sexual desires, all contrary to the provisions of the statute in such case made and provided,” the complaint said.

Cuomo faced several criminal investigations by district attorneys’ offices around the state following the August publication of the New York Attorney General’s report.

The report found that the former governor had sexually harassed 11 women, including a state trooper on his security detail.

The timing in the complaint matches the account of Brittany Commisso, who was an aide to the governor at the time. Commisso told her story to CBS and confirmed that she is “Executive Assistant #1” in the NYAG report.

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